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Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Metamorphosis and Other Stories - 96 edition

Metamorphosis and Other Stories - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780486290300

ISBN10: 0486290301

Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka - ISBN 9780486290300
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
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Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka - ISBN 9780486290300

ISBN13: 9780486290300

ISBN10: 0486290301

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96

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When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, TheMetamorphosis. It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. A harrowing -- though absurdly comic -- meditation on human feelings of inadequecy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction. As W.H. Auden wrote," Kafka is important to us because his predicamentis the predicament of modern man."

For the first time in fifty years, the great short works - including such classics of modern fiction as The Metamorphosis, The Judgment, and The Stoker - are given a new life in an English free of anachronism. These new translations bring to light more clearly one of this century's most controversial and thought-provoking writers. Translated by PEN Translation Award-winner Joachim Neugroschel, The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, and Other Stories garnered critical acclaim and has made Kafka's work accessible to a whole new generation. This edition anthologizes twenty-eight of Kafka's best short works, including In the Penal Colony, which is new to this collection.

The best-known novellas and stories of one of the seminal writers of the twentieth century. Included are "The Judgment, " "A Country Doctor, " and "A Hunger Artist." New Foreword by Anne Rice.

Author Bio

Joyce Crick is an award-winning translator who taught at University College London for many years.
Ritchie Robertson is Fellow and Tutor in German at St. John's College, Oxford.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Biographical Preface
Introduction Note on the Text Note on the Translation Select Bibliography A Chronology of Franz Kafka

Children on the Highway 3
Unmasking a Confidence-Man 5
The Sudden Stroll 7
Decisions 8
The Trip to the Mountains 8
The Bachelor's Distress 9
The Small Businessman 9
Gazing Out Idly 11
The Way Home 11
The Runners 12
The Passenger 12
Dresses 13
The Rebuff 13
For Gentleman-Riders to Think About 14
The Window on to the Street 14
Wish to Become a Red Indian 15
Trees 15
Unhappiness 15


Explanatory Notes
Meditation The Judgement The Metamorphosis In the Penal Colony Letter to his Father

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