David Kepesh

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 185 ratings

The Breast Publisher's Summary

Like a latter-day Gregor Smasa, Professor David Kepesh wakes up one morning to find that he has been transformed. But where Kafka's protagonist turned into a giant beetle, the narrator of Philip Roth's richly conceived fantasy has become a 155-pound female breast. What follows is a deliriously funny yet touching exploration of the full implications of Kepesh's metamorphosis - a daring, heretical book that brings us face to face with the intrinsic strangeness of sex and subjectivity.

©1972 Philip Roth (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Breast

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 15

    Like a latter-day, Gregor Smasa, Professor David Kepesh wakes up one morning to find that he has been transformed. But where Kafka's protagonist turned into a giant beetle, the narrator of Philip Roth's richly conceived fantasy has become a 155-pound female breast. What follows is a deliriously funny yet touching exploration of the full implications of Kepesh's metamorphosis - a daring heretical book that brings us face to face with the intrinsic strangeness of sex and subjectivity.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 36D Kafka

    • By Darwin8u on 05-08-18

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • The Professor of Desire

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: David Colacci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    As a student in college, David Kepesh styles himself "a rake among scholars, a scholar among rakes." Little does he realize how prophetic this motto will be - or how damning. For as Philip Roth follows Kepesh from the domesticity of childhood into the vast wilderness of erotic possibility, from a ménage a trios in London to the throes of loneliness in New York, he creates a supremely intelligent, affecting, and often hilarious novel about the dilemma of pleasure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Enrique on 03-04-13

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 3

    • The Dying Animal

    • By: Philip Roth
    • Narrated by: Tom Stechschulte
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Philip Roth, one of the best-known and award winning literary masters of our time, engages his readership with insightful and challenging novels of the human condition. With The Dying Animal, he revisits the character David Kepesh. At age 60, Kapesh is drawn out of his carefully ordered existence and into an obsessive affair with one of his students.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Breathtaking...

    • By Everett Leiter on 08-25-10

    Regular price: $25.87