The Breast (1972) is a novella by Philip Roth, in which the protagonist, David Kepesh, becomes a 155-pound breast. Throughout the book Kepesh fights with himself. Part of him wishes to give in to bodily desires, while the other part of him wants to be rational. Kepesh, a literature professor, compares his plight with that of fictional characters such as Gregor Samsa in Kafka's short story The Metamorphosis and Kovalyov in Nikolai Gogol's short story "The Nose". Throughout the novel, he describes the various sexual and physical feelings he has while people handle him, while initiating sex with his girlfriend, and while he is alone.

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  • The Breast (1972) is a novella by Philip Roth, in which the protagonist, David Kepesh, becomes a 155-pound breast. Throughout the book Kepesh fights with himself. Part of him wishes to give in to bodily desires, while the other part of him wants to be rational. Kepesh, a literature professor, compares his plight with that of fictional characters such as Gregor Samsa in Kafka's short story The Metamorphosis and Kovalyov in Nikolai Gogol's short story "The Nose". Throughout the novel, he describes the various sexual and physical feelings he has while people handle him, while initiating sex with his girlfriend, and while he is alone. During a stay on the beach with his girlfriend, Claire, Kepesh had wished to have breasts, to be a breast, and he struggles with the idea that apparently this wish was fulfilled while other more important wishes were not. (en)
  • El pecho (The Breast) es una novela corta escrita por el autor estadounidense Philip Roth. Fue publicada en 1972 por la editorial Houghton Mifflin y en España por Debolsillo en 2007 con traducción de Jordi Fibla. (es)
  • Le Sein (titre original : The Breast) est un roman de Philip Roth paru en 1972 aux États-Unis, traduit en français en 1975. C'est le premier tome du cycle David Kepesh. (fr)
  • Il seno (The Breast) è il racconto più noto dello scrittore statunitense Premio Pulitzer Philip Roth, pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1972. (it)
  • 《乳房》(英語:The Breast)是1972年菲利普·罗斯的一部中篇小说,书中的主角大卫·凯普什变成了155英镑重的乳房。整篇小说中凯普什都在与自己作斗争。一部分的他屈从于肉体欲望,另一部分则想要理性。凯普什是一位文学教授,他将自己的困境与其他一些虚构人物——如卡夫卡《变形记》中的格里高尔·萨姆莎,以及果戈理短篇小说《》相提并论。整部小说中,他都在讨论当别人触碰他时、他与女友发生性关系时以及独自一人时所感到的各种生理和性的反应。 (zh)
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  • El pecho (The Breast) es una novela corta escrita por el autor estadounidense Philip Roth. Fue publicada en 1972 por la editorial Houghton Mifflin y en España por Debolsillo en 2007 con traducción de Jordi Fibla. (es)
  • Le Sein (titre original : The Breast) est un roman de Philip Roth paru en 1972 aux États-Unis, traduit en français en 1975. C'est le premier tome du cycle David Kepesh. (fr)
  • Il seno (The Breast) è il racconto più noto dello scrittore statunitense Premio Pulitzer Philip Roth, pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1972. (it)
  • 《乳房》(英語:The Breast)是1972年菲利普·罗斯的一部中篇小说,书中的主角大卫·凯普什变成了155英镑重的乳房。整篇小说中凯普什都在与自己作斗争。一部分的他屈从于肉体欲望,另一部分则想要理性。凯普什是一位文学教授,他将自己的困境与其他一些虚构人物——如卡夫卡《变形记》中的格里高尔·萨姆莎,以及果戈理短篇小说《》相提并论。整部小说中,他都在讨论当别人触碰他时、他与女友发生性关系时以及独自一人时所感到的各种生理和性的反应。 (zh)
  • The Breast (1972) is a novella by Philip Roth, in which the protagonist, David Kepesh, becomes a 155-pound breast. Throughout the book Kepesh fights with himself. Part of him wishes to give in to bodily desires, while the other part of him wants to be rational. Kepesh, a literature professor, compares his plight with that of fictional characters such as Gregor Samsa in Kafka's short story The Metamorphosis and Kovalyov in Nikolai Gogol's short story "The Nose". Throughout the novel, he describes the various sexual and physical feelings he has while people handle him, while initiating sex with his girlfriend, and while he is alone. (en)
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