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Metamorphosis and Other Stories - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Metamorphosis and Other Stories - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 25/01/2007
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Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis and Other Stories is translated from the German with an introduction by Michael Hofmann in Penguin Modern Classics. This collection of new translations brings together the small proportion of Kafka's works that he thought worthy of publication. It includes 'Metamorphosis', his most famous work, an exploration of horrific transformation and alienation; 'Meditation', a collection of his earlier studies; 'The Judgement', written in a single night of frenzied creativity; 'The Stoker', the first chapter of a novel set in America; and a fascinating occasional piece, 'The Aeroplanes at Brescia', Kafka's eyewitness account of an air display in 1909. Together, these stories reveal the breadth of Kafka's literary vision and the imaginative depth of his thought.Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was a Czech-born German-speaking insurance clerk who despised his job, preferring to spend his time writing. Nevertheless, Kafka published little during his lifetime, and ordered his closest friend to burn the mass of unpublished manuscripts, now familiar to us as some of the most influential novels and short stories of the twentieth century, after his death. Kafka's novels, all published posthumously, include The Trial, The Castle, and Amerika.If you enjoyed Metamorphosis and Other Stories, you might like Kafka's The Trial, also available in Penguin Modern Classics'What Dante and Shakespeare were for the ages, Kafka is for ours ... His relevance is absolutely unbroken'George Steiner'One of the few great and perfect works of poetic imagination written during the twentieth century'Elias Canetti on 'Metamorphosis'

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141188126
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


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I think of a Kafka story as a perfect work of literary art, as approachable as it is strange, and as strange as it is approachable.
Michael Hofmann
aI think of a Kafka story as a perfect work of literary art, as approachable as it is strange, and as strange as it is approachable.a
aMichael Hofmann

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“Terrifying and then stagnant”

Metamorphosis is the reason I gave this book 3 stars, it was a really interesting concept beginning with humour and ending with sadness. It is an interesting way to look at how a family might cope with the sudden... More

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