A great admirer of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis (the tale of Gregor Samsa's transformation into a six-foot cockroach), Philip Roth once wrote a story entitled The Breast
. Its plot? A fictional Comp Lit professor named David Kepesh turns into a six-foot mammary gland.
[John Gardner called the novella "inventive and sane and very funny, though filthy... lt's incredible, in fact, how smart he
[Roth] is for a man so hung up with his you-know-what."]