Books: Braless in Gaza

THE BREAST

by PHILIP ROTH

78 pages. Holt, Rinehart & Winston.

$4.95.

This, in his own words, is the story of David Alan Kepesh, a 38-year-old lecturer in comparative literature, who, between midnight and 4 a.m. on Feb. 18, 1971, turned into a sightless, 6-ft., 155-lb. female breast. "At one of my ends," says Kepesh from his hammock in a New York hospital, "I am rounded off like a watermelon; at the other I terminate in a nipple, cylindrical in shape, projecting five inches from my 'body.' "

Kepesh's condition is not covered by Blue...

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