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The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

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With the opening sentence of The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka introduced modern man to his interior condition. After awaking to discover he has been transformed into an enormous insect, Gregor Samsa becomes an object of disgrace to his family and is left to hide away within the confines of his room. An imaginative parable about human alienation, The Metamorphosis is also an absurdly comic tale whose narrative effects remain revolutionary today.

Kafka's profound and humorous exploration of alienation and authority is found in the other fictional pieces he published during his lifetime, all collected in this edition. Included are "Meditation," a group of Kafka's early studies; "The Judgement", his most powerful statement on the father-son conflict; "The Stoker", the first chapter of the unfinished novel Amerika; "In the Penal Colony", perhaps Kafka's most disturbing piece; "A Country Doctor," tales written just before he contracted tuberculosis; the story "The Coal-Scuttle Rider"; and "A Fasting-Artist," Kafka's final collection of stories, published just before his death. Together, these works reveal the breadth of Kafka's literary vision and the extraordinary imaginative depth of his thought.

Review:

"In Kafka, I have found a portion of my own experience of the world, of myself, and of my way of being in the world." Vaclav Havel

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"Had one to name the author who comes nearest to bearing the same kind of relations to our age as Dante, Shakespeare, and Goethe bore to theirs, Kafka is the first one would think of." W. H. Auden

Review:

"In some ways, there has never been a better time for Kafka's work than now. The last fifty years paved the way for [his] eerie beauty and seeming madness... 'The Metamorphosis,' 'In the Penal Colony,' and 'A Hunger Artist' are among the finest horror stories ever written. Seventy years after his death, art has finally begun to catch up with him." Anne Rice

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"Had one to name the author who comes nearest to bearing the same kind of relations to our age as Dante, Shakespeare, and Goethe bore to theirs, Kafka is the first one would think of." —W. H. Auden

 

Synopsis:

"Had one to name the author who comes nearest to bearing the same kind of relations to our age as Dante, Shakespeare, and Goethe bore to theirs, Kafka is the first one would think of." —W. H. Auden

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About the Author

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was born of Jewish parents in Prague. Several of his story collections were published in his lifetime and his novels, The Trial, The Castle, and Amerika, were published posthumously by his editor Max Brod.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140283365
Author:
Franz Kafka and Malcolm Pasley
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Pasley, Malcolm
Author:
Kafka, Franz
Author:
Pasley, Malcolm
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Kafka, Franz
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
Penguin Books ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century
Series Volume:
70
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.42x5.63x.64 in. .59 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 224 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140283365 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In Kafka, I have found a portion of my own experience of the world, of myself, and of my way of being in the world."
"Review" by , "Had one to name the author who comes nearest to bearing the same kind of relations to our age as Dante, Shakespeare, and Goethe bore to theirs, Kafka is the first one would think of."
"Review" by , "In some ways, there has never been a better time for Kafka's work than now. The last fifty years paved the way for [his] eerie beauty and seeming madness... 'The Metamorphosis,' 'In the Penal Colony,' and 'A Hunger Artist' are among the finest horror stories ever written. Seventy years after his death, art has finally begun to catch up with him."
"Synopsis" by ,
"Had one to name the author who comes nearest to bearing the same kind of relations to our age as Dante, Shakespeare, and Goethe bore to theirs, Kafka is the first one would think of." —W. H. Auden

 

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"Had one to name the author who comes nearest to bearing the same kind of relations to our age as Dante, Shakespeare, and Goethe bore to theirs, Kafka is the first one would think of." —W. H. Auden

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