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Author: Franz Kafka; Edwin Muir (Translator); Adam Thirlwell (Introduction by)
Series: Vintage Classics Ser.
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The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself trans¬formed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Gregor's transformation is never revealed, and Kafka himself never gave an explanation. The rest of Kafka's novella deals with Gregor's attempts to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repelled by the horrible, verminous creature Gregor has become.Experience the Absurdist Genius of Franz Kafka's Greatest Work Some mornings are better than others. Gregor's couldn't be going worse. In Franz Kafka's most famous work of fiction, traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, wakes to find himself transformed into a giant, immobile insect. The Metamorphosis explores the reactions of Gregor, his family and friends as they try to cope as naturally as possible with this new, bizarre reality.
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'One of the few great and perfect works of poetic imagination written during this century' Elias Canetti 20050121


"He is the greatest German writer of our time. Such poets as Rilke or such novelists as Thomas Mann are dwarfs or plaster saints in comparison to him" -- Vladimir Nabokov "I think of a Kafka story as a perfect work of literary art, as approachable as it is strange, and as strange as it is approachable" -- Michael Hofmann

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Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was born into a Jewish family in Prague. In 1906 he received a doctorate in jurisprudence, and for many years he worked a tedious job as a civil service lawyer investigating claims at the state Worker's Accident Insurance Institute. He never married, and published only a few slim volumes of stories during his lifetime. Meditation, a collection of sketches, appeared in 1912; The Stoker: A Fragment in 1913; The Metamorphosis in 1915; The Judgement in 1916; In the Penal Colony in 1919; and A Country Doctor in 1920. Only a few of his friends knew that Kafka was also at work on the great novels that were published after his death from tuberculosis: America, The Trial, and The Castle.

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General Fields

  • : 9780749399535
  • : penguin random house
  • : Arrow
  • : March 1998
  • : 197mm X 131mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240
  • : 833.91
  • : English
  • : New edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Franz Kafka; Edwin Muir (Translator); Adam Thirlwell (Introduction by)