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eBook Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Twentieth Century Classics) download ISBN: 0140181121
Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; New Ed edition (January 25, 1990)
Language: English
Pages: 224
ePub: 1258 kb
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Category: Literature
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Metamorphosis and Other Stories. Translated with an Introduction

Metamorphosis and Other Stories. Translated with an Introduction. The stories collected here are those that Kafka allowed to appear between covers at various points in his life - he was the author of seven books, not bad going for someone we are encouraged to think of as a publication-averse recluse - and, in an appendix, three further pieces that appeared in periodicals.

Start by marking The Metamorphosis and Other Stories as Want to. .Virtually unknown during his lifetime, Franz Kafka is now one of the world’s most widely read and discussed authors.

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One of the few great and perfect works of poetic imagination written during the twentieth century' Elias Canetti on 'Metamorphosis' show more. Format Paperback 320 pages.

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories. Franz Kafka met Felice Bauer in August 1912, at the home of his friend Max Brod

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories. The essential philosophical writings of one of the twentieth century’s most influential writers are now gathered into a single volume with an introduction and afterword by the celebrated writer and publisher Roberto Calasso. Illness set him free to writ. Franz Kafka met Felice Bauer in August 1912, at the home of his friend Max Brod. Energetic, down-to-earth, and life-affirming, the secretary was everything Kafka was not, and he was instantly smitten. Because he was living in Prague a. Stories 1904-1924.

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. This collection of new translations brings together the small proportion of Kafka's works that he thought worthy of publication

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was born of Jewish parents in Prague. My favourites in this group are "Metamorphosis" and "The Stoker. After reading the latter book, I read Kafka's "Amerika" and felt a certain disappointment.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was born of Jewish parents in Prague. Series: Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin. The Stoker" is the best part of that longer novel "Amerika. Anyone reading this book should follow up and read one of Kafka's longer works to obtain a better overall understanding of his writings.

Penguin twentieth-century classics: The transformation and other stories byTitle: The transformation and other . Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was born of Jewish parents in Prague.

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Franz Kafka - July 3, 1883 - June 3, 1924 Franz Kafka was born to middle-class Jewish parents in Prague . Instead the friend arranged for publication Kafka's longer stories, which have since brought him worldwide fame and have influenced many contemporary writers.

Franz Kafka - July 3, 1883 - June 3, 1924 Franz Kafka was born to middle-class Jewish parents in Prague, Czechoslovakia on July 3, 1883. He received a law degree at the University of Prague. After performing an obligatory year of unpaid service as law clerk for the civil and criminal courts, he obtained a position in the workman's compensation division of the Austrian government.

Comments: (7)
Mightsinger
This publication is a joke. Someone downloaded Kafka's (out of copyright) work, put it into Microsoft Word - chose the smallest, most obnoxious sans serif font to save paper and sold it through Amazon. It's completely illegible. Pay a little more for a legitimate copy and enjoy this great work.
Dammy
Kafka's The Trial is a tough book to read, perhaps because so much of what he wrote about seems plausible today. Secret decisions in which the primary person is not informed (think about some of the digital monitoring that goes on), trials that are unaccessible, and the insidious effect on one's social circles where the shadow of a trial quickly becomes known among many, but there is no recourse or ability to deny anything. And yet, with a modern eye, I also saw so many instances of Josef K's own arrogance and blindness to his own shortcomings. He makes speeches when he might have the chance to listen. He sexually assaults (kissing her extensively without her permission) a young woman in the same boarding house and then is clueless about why she's avoiding him. And when the two officers who originally arrested him are being beaten in a room in his Bank building, he does not try to assist them by calling to someone else but appears to simply hope that they are not heard by anyone else in the building. And yet his reactions are understandable, and perhaps quite typical even today of how someone might act. It's a scary book, not because of any fantastic monsters, but because of the way a government with no accountability can corrupt all citizens under fear and secrecy.
Zinnthi
This is a well-translated, very portable version of a truly extraordinary book. If you're looking for the most affordable version of The Metamorphosis, this is the best fit I've found! It's clear and engaging, and has slightly simpler vocabulary than many. This means it would be great for a classroom setting or as a gift for a younger reader, a current English learner, or anyone who doesn't enjoy being sent to the dictionary when they're trying to enjoy a book. The story itself is fresh as ever--while this isn't personally my favorite of Kafka's work, I love the absurdism and the economy of language that he employs within it! I was very pleased with the binding quality as well, and there are several amusing graphics inside the book that made it just that bit more fun to read. The biggest selling point for me personally was the size-- I'm a pack rat, so it is often difficult to find books that will fit wherever I need them to. This has made a wonderful addition to my commute this week, for the price of a Starbucks order or a single decent sock. You can't go wrong!
Vivaral
This was a very unique read! I enjoyed it very much. I decided to actually listen to the audio version after I read it, just to see if I would “rethink” my opinions and thoughts about the book. Then, I was so intrigued, I did some internet searches and started reading about other interpretations readers have made. I couldn’t get enough, I even went so far as to YouTube videos and feature length films dedicated to this short tale! Those proved to be quite interesting and entertaining. I would definitely recommend this book!
WOGY
This book is an abrupt short story that is engaging from start to finish. The story is surreal yet the main character Gregor is completely relatable. The story starts out as funny, but grows sadder and sadder until the ending, which admittedly is strange enough to be the ending of a Sundance film. Honestly, if this book had come out a few years later it could've been an artistic surrealist cartoon. This is one of those speculative frictions that doesn't actually explain why something is happening, only that it is. Franz Kafka explains how turning into a roach would affect Gregor in a way that is understandable, sympathetic, yet well researched. It feels like the story is an allegory for something, yet is so dedicated to its premise that it's difficult to say what the allegory is. Overall, I would recommend this story for those that like the modern abrupt method of storytelling, who like strangeness, and who like to cry. Seriously, this one is depressing despite it's moments of levity.
JoldGold
The Metamorphosis is one of those books that you either read in high school or you never read at all. I heard so many people talking about The Metamorphosis and I thought that I wouldn't ever read the book and all of the puns, allusions and themes discussed between friends would just go over my head for the rest of my life. I finally decided to give the book a shot. I was quite surprised by how short the book is, and yet how relateable it is to my current life expectations and experience. The Metamorphosis is a book I would suggest to everyone to read. As I make my way from college to "being an adult" the concept discussed in the first part of the book I found to be the most relevant. Kafka discusses having a job and the expectations of having a job. That one can waste away their life at a company (or with people) that do not value you as a human being can do significant harm to your being. Anyways, great book, I'm happy I decided to read it. Also to not, I really enjoyed the print size and font of the book.