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A Hunger Artist and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics)

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Kafka published two collections of short stories in his lifetime, A Country Doctor: Little Tales (1919) and A Hunger Artist: Four Stories (1924). Both collections are included in their entirety in this edition, which also contains other uncollected stories and a selection of posthumously published works that have become part of the Kafka canon. Enigmatic, satirical, often bleakly humorous, these stories approach human experience at a tangent: a singing mouse, an ape, an inquisitive dog, and a paranoid burrowing creature are among the protagonists, as well as the professional hunger artist. The tales are among Kafka's best-known, haunting and compelling satires on the human condition, on art and artists, and on life itself, which complement his major fictions. Translated by the award-winning Joyce Crick, the book includes an invaluable introduction, notes, and other editorial material by renowned Kafka scholar Ritchie Robertson. There is also a Biographical Preface, an up-to-date bibliography, and a chronology of Kafka's life. This volume completes an Oxford World's Classics set of five Kafka works, in distinctive complementary cover designs.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

About the Author

Joyce Crick taught German at University College London until her retirement. Her translation of Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams won the Shlegel-Tieck Prize in 2000. Ritchie Robertson is Taylor Professor of German at Oxford University and co-director of the Oxford Kafka Research Center.

Table of Contents

THE AEROPLANES AT BRESCIA

A COUNTRY DOCTOR: LITTLE TALES

The New Advocate

A Country Doctor

In the Gallery

An Ancient Manuscript

Before the Law

Jackals and Arabs

A Visit to the Mine

The Next Village

A Message from the Emperor

Odradek, or Cares of a Householder

Eleven Sons

A Brother's Murder

A Dream

A Report to an Academy

THE RIDER ON THE COAL-SCUTTLE

A HUNGER

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199600922
Author:
Kafka, Franz
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Crick, Joyce
Author:
Robertson, Ritchie
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Germany
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
5.1 x 7.7 x 0.7 in 0.456 lb

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