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  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Die Verwandlung und andere Erz hlungen The Metamorphosis and Other Stories, Franz Kafka In the bizarre world of Franz Kafka, salesmen turn into giant bugs, apes give lectures at college academies, and nightmares probe the mysteries of modern humanity s unhappiness More than any other modern writer in world literature, Franz Kafka captures the loneliness and misery that fill the lives of 20th century humanity The Metamorphosis and Other Stories reveals the author s extraordinary talent in a Die Verwandlung und andere Erz hlungen The Metamorphosis and Other Stories, Franz Kafka In the bizarre world of Franz Kafka, salesmen turn into giant bugs, apes give lectures at college academies, and nightmares probe the mysteries of modern humanity s unhappiness More than any other modern writer in world literature, Franz Kafka captures the loneliness and misery that fill the lives of 20th century humanity The Metamorphosis and Other Stories reveals the author s extraordinary talent in a variety of forms prose poems, short stories, sketches, allegories, and novelettes and showcases the straight faced humor, startling psychological insight, and haunting imagination for which he is revered as a modern master In addition to The Metamorphosis , this collection includes Early Stories , Contemplation , The Judgement , The Stoker , In the Penal Colony , and A Country Doctor 2008 1368


  2. Dave Maddock Dave Maddock says:

    I suspect interpreting Kafka saysabout the reader than the author so here s some insight into my psyche Gregor s family are losers Gregor takes over the bread winner position after his father s business fails and provides enough money for the family to live as well as help to pay down the large debt his father s business incurred The rest of them are fine to let him and sit on their asses Gregor s father is perfectly healthy, but is happy to mooch too Then, we find out that his fathe I suspect interpreting Kafka saysabout the reader than the author so here s some insight into my psyche Gregor s family are losers Gregor takes over the bread winner position after his father s business fails and provides enough money for the family to live as well as help to pay down the large debt his father s business incurred The rest of them are fine to let him and sit on their asses Gregor s father is perfectly healthy, but is happy to mooch too Then, we find out that his father has been squirreling away Gregor s money on the side to boot.Gregor works for five years in this manner, never missing a day of work, and the first day he is ill they are jerks Yet, when the vermin dies and they are employed, they all sit down quick to write letters of excuse for themselves When the vermin s alive it s an excuse to not leave the house when he dies they can t work.They deplore the fact that the vermin cannot understand them despite evidence to the contrary when he hears them talk and follows their instructions eg to get back in the room, etc Further, they make no effort to communicate with him I d like to think if a loved one turned into an insect and I decided to keep them alive in a bedroom of my house, I would get around to trying the blatantly obvious Hiss one for yes, two for no routine.In short, f you Gregor s family You suck


  3. Matthias Matthias says:

    The Metaphormosis a tiny taleThe field lay sparkling in the sun The cold night had covered it with a white blanket which the grass was now reluctant to shed The distant sun did not mind the ground s slumber It gazed benevolently down to the field and saw shimmers of its big bright self reflected in the small flakes that had bundled together into an untouched canvas of astonishing whiteness Everything was still Birds flew over in silence, forest creatures stayed under the trees and dar The Metaphormosis a tiny taleThe field lay sparkling in the sun The cold night had covered it with a white blanket which the grass was now reluctant to shed The distant sun did not mind the ground s slumber It gazed benevolently down to the field and saw shimmers of its big bright self reflected in the small flakes that had bundled together into an untouched canvas of astonishing whiteness Everything was still Birds flew over in silence, forest creatures stayed under the trees and dared not approach the beauty that presently lay beyond the shadowy safety offered by the canopy The canvas would not be written upon, not today, for nature itself was too proud of what it had created overnight The sun sent its rays down to the snow, not to make it melt, but to let it dance in sunshine Everything was still, everything was beautiful Evening came and the dance grew less abundant, slowly fading to a twinkling that would last through the night and form a perfect pair with the starry sky The next morning she woke up with a startle A coldness was touching her back and was making a sound that seemed very alien to her In fact, the waking up itself felt very strange She didn t remember doing that before All she knew was that she was magnificent She turned around and found a man lying beside her, snoring His breath was cold, his features blank She didn t recognize him, but she was unafraid Curious in fact Gently, she nudged him awake and when he opened his eyes she saw a bright sparkle that made her fall in love instantly It was a strange feeling, even stranger than waking up had been It filled her with warmth and all the questions she felt but didn t know the words for evaporated into nothingness She understood everything there was to understand and smiled down at the beautiful eyes gazing up at her.He didn t know where he was He had been dreaming, but could not remember what about exactly He had been moving, there were melodious sounds, and a lot of light A dream of dancing, he guessed, even though he had no idea what that was All that dreamily moving about did make him feel sore and stiff upon waking up and he found himself unable to move He definitely would have liked to move There was a beautiful woman in his bed, looking with warm and loving eyes into his face The only thing he could do however was look back in wonder and hope the stiffness would melt away.Doubts began to creep up on her Why didn t the man with those loving eyes do something Why was he just lying there Why did he feel so cold She frowned, at least she thought that s what she was doing, and decided to get up and get some distance from the cold presence A resplendent flicker of light caught her eye It came from a surface right next to the bed and as she approached it the light emanating from it became brighter It wasn t until she was standing right in front of this mysterious manifestation that she saw and felt how magnificent it was A light, an energy, full of warmth and full of life He saw her move out of bed, towards something that looked like a lake The surface, framed in finely carved wood, was reflecting the woman in all her glory Only, the lake stood vertically, which was rather unusual for lakes, and for some reason the fluid quality of the water had gone, making it stay completely fixed within its frame A frozen lake then, only without the misty haze that normally came with frost While his thoughts ran wild on the nature of what he was looking at, he remained motionless, continuously amazed The woman felt the cold stare between her shoulder blades As she had been basking in warmth she found herself all theshocked when she turned around to see that the man was still just lying there, eyes cold Why didn t he return the warmth she was so generously giving Why didn t he come alive at the touch of her gentle fingers Why was the only thing that he could do just look Yes, there was that sparkle That beautiful twinkle in his eyes whenever she looked at him But surely she deservedthan that Surely her body deservedthan to be treated with an icy touch and a cold breath A hot fury rose from deep within her She wouldn t let this man vanquish her, make her doubt herself, make her lose her radiant energy She would give himthan he deserved, showing him and herself what she is capable of She would shake him, shake him awake, shake him into giving her what she deserved She approached the bed, intent on loving without remorse, and made the room explode with light.The man, transfixed, lay still, saw the bright shape approach, felt anger in its warmth and grewterrified with every step she took He could not run, nor hide, so he did the only thing he was capable of He closed his eyes, hoping it would all be over soon Another day came and the blanket of white was gone Where there was dancing only two days ago, there was now black mud Where there was a blue sky, clouds shrouded the sun in mourning and isolation Birds landed and picked away at the field, seeds were swallowed and worms were too slow to escape the hungry beaks The forest animals came out and played around in the grayness of morning They trampled little mounds of earth and scared away the gluttonous birds Within all that movement there lay a couple of seeds in waiting Waiting for this day s glum spectacle to be over Waiting to be met by the sun s nourishing gaze Waiting to once again be the flowery patch of colors and smells they were before the blanket came Their time would come, and it would come soon They knew it would, as the animals returned to their forest, the birds flew back to the sky and the clouds receded to make way for a night full of stars and promises


  4. Dolors Dolors says:

    I first met Kafka s haunting prose while staying in Prague Not even a year gone by and I find myself re reading him again, trying onceto decipher what hidden messages might be found in his daunting short stories.After having read his tales twice I have come to the conclusion that there is no use in trying to deconstruct the unrealistic situations of the imaginary worlds he created, there is no need to unveil any encrypted symbolism in order to weave out some sort of moral code from his ni I first met Kafka s haunting prose while staying in Prague Not even a year gone by and I find myself re reading him again, trying onceto decipher what hidden messages might be found in his daunting short stories.After having read his tales twice I have come to the conclusion that there is no use in trying to deconstruct the unrealistic situations of the imaginary worlds he created, there is no need to unveil any encrypted symbolism in order to weave out some sort of moral code from his nightmarish worlds.Kafka defies interpretation in presenting illogical situations from an objective point of view, constantly validating contradictory perceptions to the reader who ends up not questioning thehowsor thewhysof his stories, but simply allows himself the luxury of being carried away with them I have allowed myself to get lost in Kafka s worlds and here there are some of my mementos.Metamorphosis is not about change, but about completion.Gregor Samsa has always felt in need of spiritual nourishment His doomed attempts at building connections with others are rife with futility.That s why he balances his unsatisfied spiritual hunger by working himself out to provide for his family It doesn t matter if his occupation repulses him It doesn t matter if his exertions are never appreciated He needs to believe his own charade, he is even ready to waste his own life only in exchange for some human contact or some sort of understanding.There is no big surprise when one day he wakes up, after a feverish night, only to discover he has become what he had always known to be A monstrous insect He has ultimately been granted with a new body which fits with the image others had of him Noneed to pretend As the caterpillar becomes the butterfly Samsa becomes the giant bug he had always considered himself to be The body alters violently, destroying its former self A painful transformation takes place which brings fulfillment It is through suffering that comes knowledge Samsa s animal body is the leading conduit which releases him from his lifelong jail Gregor has finally understood that he he can t feed on music, he can t feed on art He won t ever be able to communicate with his beloved family, he belongs to another world So he conscientiously chooses to cease to be Gregor s premature death appears both as an act of undemanding love and pure understanding Reaching fulfillment through suffering.Becoming another when one finally acknowledges that its true essence has always been the same.A tale of fulfillment.Samsa and Kafka have matching letters They also sound alike I wonder why.A Country Doctor is about the price we have to pay for the advance of science in a modern world Like in the Tale of the new Prometheus, man plays God A Doctor has the power to keep life, has a duty towards his patients, has to keep life regardless of its cost He has to become his patient in order to save him Such a heavy burden What am I to do I am only a country doctor.In the Penal Colony is about spiritual art A judicial system which allows the convicted to reach expiation through the suffering derived from having imprinted his misdeeds on his flesh Not a tormenting instrument but a way to cleanse one s soul Brutal, repulsive and disgusting This particular tale brought reminiscences of Poe s The Pit and the Pendulum Either an ominous premonition of Auschwitz and Dachau or a harsh reminder of the Old Testament values, there is a disturbing analogy between the nature of the language, the nature of the tormenting instrument and the purposes of art.In the other stories, nameless characters are introduced as mere spectators who witness the inevitable development of their lives, they are mere onlookers, slaves to their own imperfections, they all have to face surreal, demonic scenarios But knowledge comes only through painful, personal transformation and it must be known in the flesh We need to become the other in order to fully understand Kakfa s claustrophobic tales arethe instrumentandthe metamorphosistakes place in the reader, who suffers its painful but necessary transformation to ease his spiritual hunger


  5. Jenn(ifer) Jenn(ifer) says:

    It s totally kafkaesque I would have given this collection 5 stars based on The Metamorphosis alone The rest of the pages could have been filled with grocery lists, recipes, driving directions, what have you, I would still have given it 5 stars But the thing is, there are so many other stellar stories in this collection, five stars seems like an insult The Judgement astounded me A Hunger Artist captivated me In the Penal Colony sickened me It s totally kafkaesque I would have given this collection 5 stars based on The Metamorphosis alone The rest of the pages could have been filled with grocery lists, recipes, driving directions, what have you, I would still have given it 5 stars But the thing is, there are so many other stellar stories in this collection, five stars seems like an insult The Judgement astounded me A Hunger Artist captivated me In the Penal Colony sickened me I still find myself clenching my jaw when I think about that story.Herr Kafka had such an incredible imagination It pains me that he was virtually unknown in his lifetime We are so lucky that his final wishes were not granted, that his writings were not burned What a tragedy that would have been


  6. Lamski Kikita Lamski Kikita says:

    Do not, under any circumstances, believe any of the introductions to Kafka books especially if they tell you that there is no point of trying to interpret, read into, or analyze Kafka s writing, and that it just is read it for its poetic prose and for the beauty of the stories BULLSHIT If you have any sense at all, you will read Kafka, and you will read into the stories, you will come up with hidden messages, and you will see the politics and sociology in it, and it will mess up with your Do not, under any circumstances, believe any of the introductions to Kafka books especially if they tell you that there is no point of trying to interpret, read into, or analyze Kafka s writing, and that it just is read it for its poetic prose and for the beauty of the stories BULLSHIT If you have any sense at all, you will read Kafka, and you will read into the stories, you will come up with hidden messages, and you will see the politics and sociology in it, and it will mess up with your head THAT is the beauty of Kafka, THAT is what makes him one of a kind.MetamorphosisI did not really know what I was feeling reading this story, so small and yet packed with the agony that is the human condition and the ugliness of the human race The beauty of Gregor s story is that it reveales to us so simply sans any clichees the basic human nature, and how sometimes, family bonds can come to nothing overnight Gregor wakes up one morning to find out that he has turned into a giant beatle Kafka does not tell us whether he s been a beatle for a while and only found out that morning, or if he only became one that very day, which opens a door for interpretation Gregor, who let his managers at work treat him like an insect, allowed his family to give him no respect, like an insect, while he just did what he was supposed to do, without standing up for himself, without demanding that he be treated like a human, because maybe he felt, yes, like an insect Was he ever a guy, really hasn t he always been an insect trapped in a man s body Were his managers really human Was his family who only saw him as a piggy bank, a means to provide for them and pay back their debts they sucked the juice out of him, like leeches , whose loss of ability to work and produce cash minimized him into an object of hate, disgust, and shame human at all Who is the insect here Think about this when you have a spare moment to yourself do you ever feel like a giant beetle is the human race at all human, or are we all insects The Great Wall of ChinaYou can really see how much our Franz used to think, about all sorts of things Does anyone really know why the Wall of China was built and why was it built in sections like that Not really, and thehe thought about it, it seems, thehe could not figure it out.Investigations of a DogThis story struck me as extremely political This dog philosopher, wondering about where food comes from, and questioning the belief system of Dogs sounds like many a 19th 20th century political phylosopher trying to figure out how the world works Sometimes I felt as though this story was either in praise of, in criticism of, or in frustration of one s own belief in Communism especially the parts about the unity of dogs, the sharing of food, the power of the collective etc It is also about being the odd one out, the sheep astray from the herd, the freethinker, the outcast I really enjoyed analyzing this one, and trying to figuring it out I also kindda identified with this quoteour generation is lost, it may be, but it isblameless than those earlier ones I can understand the hesitation of my generation, indeed it is no longer mere hesitation it is the thousandth forgetting of a dream dreamt a thousand times and forgotten a thousand times who can damn us merely for forgetting for the thousandth time The BurrowKakfa speaks of an underground creature, living in its borrow, thinking constantly of its borrow how to make it better, how to make it safer, where to store food, etc etc etc Does Franz tell us that this creature is an animal He doesn t for a reason so it could be open to interpretation And mine is that he is metaphorically telling us about ourselves, humans who build homes and give birth to the nationstate, which is, like a burrow, supposed to be the place in which you feel safe, but which is also the source of your worries and anxieties, and yes, the source of your problems The creature in the burrow has his moments of doubt, whether his real enemy is a known enemy, one big enemy, or a huge number of small enemies Is it an enemy that has been lurking in the shadows waiting for the right moment to attack Is it a new kind of monsterous creature he does not know Is it someone planning revenge or worst of all, is it a creature of his own kind, that wants to kill him and take over his burrow If this doesn t this sound a bit familiar to you at all, then you do probably live in a hole In the Penal SettlementReading this felt like reading Discipline and Punish by Foucault Just a reminder how really sick and dimented people, and howsick and dimented the ones in power are This is just one of those things you read and you have nightmares about for weeks The ending is very interesting though, would you do unto yourself what you do to others The MoleI felt that this story was less about the giant mole andabout how sometimes great egos are in the way of great discoveries.There is no doubt that Kafka was is a genious Reading his work made me really see why he died so young great thinkings suffer from their thoughts, and torture themselves to deal with all the ideas pushing forward to be heard first I will agree with one thing though, there is no defining the Kafkaesque, for it, like beauty, comes in many forms


  7. Greg Greg says:

    Maybe could be titled Metaphor When one starts to bug one s parents, it s time to move out.


  8. Brian Brian says:

    I didn t want to like Kafka When I first heard of him, I classified him as one of those writers people like so they can have some self validation about their intelligence, like an association with college professors of something I decided to try Kafka after a Breaking Bad episode entitled Kafkaesque A humorous moment in the episode shows one of the main characters, a recovering meth addict and dealer, talking in a street slang vernacular and saying something to his partner like, You wouldn I didn t want to like Kafka When I first heard of him, I classified him as one of those writers people like so they can have some self validation about their intelligence, like an association with college professors of something I decided to try Kafka after a Breaking Bad episode entitled Kafkaesque A humorous moment in the episode shows one of the main characters, a recovering meth addict and dealer, talking in a street slang vernacular and saying something to his partner like, You wouldn t get it It s Kafkaesque, man I interpreted Kafka as a dark writer But the dark writing didn t capture my heart Kafka s style and mastery of words, his power to manipulate and control my emotions, his hypnotic wording these captured my heart Reading Kafka reminded me of an experience I had on the playground as a child They had these massive tires hanging by chains Children sat on them and someone pushed as they swung around I finally swallowed my fear and tried it The first time scared the hell out of me, and I walked away with trembling, wobbling legs That night I remembered the experience, and smiled, and thought, That was the coolest freaking thing I ever did in my life The next day I did it again, and again, and again, for days and weeks and months until I moved on to the next school Kafka soaked into my mind the same way I kept saying to myself, Come on You don t really like this You just want to like it because everybody says you should, because educators and critics and English majors say it s what everyone should like Don t conform Don t follow the crowd Detach Be an individual I read this collection and went to Half Price Books to pick up his complete collection The guy asked me if I needed it for school No I read a few stories and find his skill amazing The guy smirked and nodded his head Yeah He really is I paid five dollars and ninety nine cents for a 1983 copy with a tattered dustcover But I regret nothing I left with a smile on my face, and plan to read his stories again, and again, and again Who knows Maybe I ll never move on To me, these stories come together like one big piece They all contains shards of the pottery of Kafka s mind They speak out against injustice, and pierce with searing acuity He disguises deep, philosophical feelings and thoughts beneath actors on a stage The curtain pulls away and the words Kafka wants to say come through the sublime manifestation of story As I read his work, I found my mind immersed and invaded with his thoughts, his words, his ideas, his emotions I read of children oppressed in lower class societies and waves of word patterns swept me into a sea of tears and passion It goes deeper, much deeper, and one who becomes bored with the knowledge they have may find this interesting, as Kafka walks us past locked treasure chests only a deeper consciousness and many rereads may reveal


  9. Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈ Jess ❈Harbinger of Blood-Soaked Rainbows❈ says:

    Read a book originally written in a different language.Finally writing a review of this thing that I really don t wanna write Because I m really being generous with two stars because I really hated reading this thing Probably why I read it in February and only now posting a review, because I feel like an asshole slamming a piece of world literature that has been read so many times by so many people, is taught in classrooms around the world, and has a lot of things to say Oh well, I plead the Read a book originally written in a different language.Finally writing a review of this thing that I really don t wanna write Because I m really being generous with two stars because I really hated reading this thing Probably why I read it in February and only now posting a review, because I feel like an asshole slamming a piece of world literature that has been read so many times by so many people, is taught in classrooms around the world, and has a lot of things to say Oh well, I plead the fifth And by pleading the fifth I really just meanThis collection contains the titular Metamorphosis as well as the lesser known works The Judgement, In the Penal Colony, A Country Doctor, and A Report to an Academy The titular work in this collection was my personal favorite if I could possibly have a favorite and the only reason I decided on two stars instead of one Because I may not have enjoyed reading this, but at least I can appreciate what is being said here I think The Judgement was just awful and probably the worst of the bunch I wanted to slit my wrists and gouge my eyes out after reading it Bleak and boring and soooooo depressing I cannot understand why someone would want to read about something like that In the Penal Colony was completely disturbing and depressing, but I enjoyed it muchthan the other stories, except perhaps The Metamorphosis It did have something to say, and its disturbing ness if that s even a word at least was purposeful in viewing the justice system and the ones in charge vs those who are condemned I can understand it being taught in classrooms and brings up a lot of great ideas on the meaning and understanding of justice vs revenge and humanity vs power and the fine lines that tie all those ideas together As for A Country Doctor, I barely remember what happens so it obviously made a huge impression on me, and A Report to an Academy was just plain absurd and I did not find the point Now, without further adieu, I will spend the rest of this review talking about the cockroach story.Reading Kafka made me an adult, well read, college educated, intelligent, and relatively communicable woman feel like a colossal idiot.I understand what this short novella is trying to say Or at least I think I do.We all know that Gregor wakes up one morning to find himself turned into a gigantic cockroach Ok, ew But still, this is really really problematic for Gregor who is the only person in his family who works, takes care of business, and has plans for the future He works his German arse off in order to pay off his parents debts And really, he doesn t get many thanks in return This story is about how his family responds to Gregor s transformation over the next several months, and it is an extremely depressing and sad story.I couldn t help but think about another book I read last year, Still Alice which is about a woman in her fifties, a brilliant Harvard psychology professor, who finds herself suddenly stricken with early onset Alzheimer s Disease And though you may be thinking where the hell I am going with linking this book to Kafka s classic masterpiece, just bear with me You see, in Still Alice there is a lot of talk about not only the disease and what it does to the mind, but what it does to a person, socially and emotionally It discusses about how people with illnesses of that sort are marginalized by society, treated as less than human, and somehow tossed aside when their illness starts interfering with the plans of those closest to them That is where Kafka s story struck a chord in me And that is what I want to talk about.Because seriously, it is absurd to think that a hard working young man will just wake up one day to find himself turned into a large bug But it is not all that unrealistic for a hard working young man to have woken up one day with a condition, a stroke is what entered my mind at the time which renders him unable to communicate, work, get out of bed, move around they way he is used to It may make relating to people difficult, it may change the way he looks physically, make him think he is ugly or useless or disturbed And THAT, people, is what we are dealing with in The Metamorphosis Gregor, the main breadwinner and all around people pleaser of the family, is suddenly no longer himself And therefore no longer of use to his family.Although I think Kafka takes his ill treatment by his family a little too far on the dramatic side, I think he has a lot to say about how we treat those who have taken care of us when we find ourselves having to take care of them Elderly, sick, and disabled people are every day mistreated, ignored, left to live in nursing homes, forgotten, and marginalized Reading a story that is this absurd and in your face really made that other, less talked about reality hit home in a big way.Now with that being said, this 50 page story took me MONTHS to read Because it is BORING And DRY And UBER DEPRESSING And that is why it only gets 2 stars Because though I appreciate what Kafka is saying, and enjoy the underlying theme of this story, it was not at all enjoyable for me to read I felt it was a chore, something I HAD to do And reading should never make me feel like that Now I know what you all are thinking Jess s favorite book of all time is The Stranger which is pretty much the epitome of depressing existentialist bullshit But that book MOVES me like no book ever has It doesn t make me feel like I m having a brain hemorrhage in order to get the point And that is what makes it so uncomfortable to write a review for a book that I hate, but respect And I do respect this book and this author I m just not sure I will ever read anything of his again Because seriously, thinking about reading this shit again makes me want to kill myself.Thanks to my favorite pantsless, non crunchy pals for buddy reading this Sorry I found it Crunchy, guys On the other hand, Tadiana actually read it in its original German and liked it so much better than I did You can read her beautiful review here because she also has a lot to say and does a much better job than I


  10. Raul Bimenyimana Raul Bimenyimana says:

    Strange, incredibly well written stories The characters are all helpless to the events happening around and to them and thus are rendered observers to their mostly unfortunate fates, as much as they are subjects Through them, we go step by step immersed in their own sense of helplessness and alienation.The prose is incredible and concise, filled with clear and rich descriptions so that whether it is pain, fear or even disgust, we re transported to these inescapable situations and left marvelli Strange, incredibly well written stories The characters are all helpless to the events happening around and to them and thus are rendered observers to their mostly unfortunate fates, as much as they are subjects Through them, we go step by step immersed in their own sense of helplessness and alienation.The prose is incredible and concise, filled with clear and rich descriptions so that whether it is pain, fear or even disgust, we re transported to these inescapable situations and left marvelling by the time the tale comes to its end I m still quite dazzled by these stories and hope to re read this book soon


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The Metamorphosis and Other Stories ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☆ The Metamorphosis and Other Stories Author Franz Kafka – Thomashillier.co.uk The Metamorphosis and Other Stories, by Franz Kafka, is part of theBarnes Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new The Metamorphosis and and Other PDF ´ Other Stories, by Franz Kafka, is part of theBarnes Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes Noble Classics All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications some include illustrations of historical interest Barnes Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences biographical, historical, and literary to enrich each The Metamorphosis eBook á reader s understanding of these enduring worksVirtually unknown during his lifetime, Franz Kafka is now one of the world s most widely read and discussed authors His nightmarish novels and short stories have come to symbolize modern man s anxiety and alienation in a bizarre, hostile, and dehumanized world This vision is most fully realized in Kafka s masterpiece, The Metamorphosis, a story that is both harrowing and amusing, and a landmark of modern literature Bringing together some of Kafka s finest work, this collection Metamorphosis and Other PDF/EPUB ã demonstrates the richness and variety of the author s artistry The Judgment, which Kafka considered to be his decisive breakthrough, and The Stoker, which became the first chapter of his novel Amerika, are here included These two, along with The Metamorphosis, form a suite of stories Kafka referred to as The Sons, and they collectively present a devastating portrait of the modern familyAlso included are In the Penal Colony, a story of a torture machine and its operators and victims, and A Hunger Artist, about the absurdity of an artist trying to communicate with a misunderstanding public Kafka s lucid, succinct writing chronicles the labyrinthine complexities, the futility laden horror, and the stifling oppressiveness that permeate his vision of modern lifeJason Baker is a writer of short stories living in Brooklyn, New York.

    Free Unlimited eBook bizarre, hostile, and dehumanized world This vision is most fully realized in Kafka s masterpiece, The Metamorphosis, a story that is both harrowing and amusing, and a landmark of modern literature Bringing together some of Kafka s finest work, this collection Metamorphosis and Other PDF/EPUB ã demonstrates the richness and variety of the author s artistry The Judgment, which Kafka considered to be his decisive breakthrough, and The Stoker, which became the first chapter of his novel Amerika, are here included These two, along with The Metamorphosis, form a suite of stories Kafka referred to as The Sons, and they collectively present a devastating portrait of the modern familyAlso included are In the Penal Colony, a story of a torture machine and its operators and victims, and A Hunger Artist, about the absurdity of an artist trying to communicate with a misunderstanding public Kafka s lucid, succinct writing chronicles the labyrinthine complexities, the futility laden horror, and the stifling oppressiveness that permeate his vision of modern lifeJason Baker is a writer of short stories living in Brooklyn, New York."/>
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About the Author: Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka was and Other PDF ´ one of the major fiction writers of the th century He was born to a middle class German speaking Jewish family in Prague, Bohemia presently the Czech Republic , Austria Hungary His unique body of writing much of which is incomplete and which was mainly published posthumously is considered to be among the most influential in Western literatureHis stories include The Metamorphosis and In the Penal Colony , while his novels are The Trial , The Castle The Metamorphosis eBook á and Amerika Kafka s first language was German, but he was also fluent in Czech Later, Kafka acquired some knowledge of the French language and culture one of his favorite authors was FlaubertKafka first studied chemistry at the Charles Ferdinand University of Prague, but switched after two weeks to law This offered a range of career possibilities, which pleased his father, and required a longer course of study that gave Kafka time to take classes in German studies and art history At the university, he Metamorphosis and Other PDF/EPUB ã joined a student club, named Lese und Redehalle der Deutschen Studenten, which organized literary events, readings and other activities In the end of his first year of studies, he met Max Brod, who would become a close friend of his throughout his life, together with the journalist Felix Weltsch, who also studied law Kafka obtained the degree of Doctor of Law on June and performed an obligatory year of unpaid service as law clerk for the civil and criminal courtsKafka s writing attracted little attention until after his death During his lifetime, he published only a few short stories and never finished any of his novels, unless The Metamorphosis is considered a short novel Prior to his death, Kafka wrote to his friend and literary executor Max Brod Dearest Max, my last request Everything I leave behind me in the way of diaries, manuscripts, letters my own and others , sketches, and so on, is to be burned unread Brod overrode Kafka s wishes, believing that Kafka had given these directions to him specifically because Kafka knew he would not honor them Brod had told him as much Brod, in fact, would oversee the publication of most of Kafka s work in his possession, which soon began to attract attention and high critical regardMax Brod encountered significant difficulty in compiling Kafka s notebooks into any chronological order as Kafka was known to start writing in the middle of notebooks, from the last towards the first, etcAll of Kafka s published works, except several letters he wrote in Czech to Milena Jesensk , were written in German.