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Metamorphosis and Other Stories, the (2003) [Collection]
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Virtually 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 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 family.

Also 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 life.

Original title: The Metamorphosis and Other Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Judgment, the (1913) [Short Story]
      Author: Franz Kafka
     Metamorphosis, the (1915) [Novella]
      Author: Franz Kafka
     In the Penal Colony (1919) [Short Story]
      Author: Franz Kafka
     Hunger Artist, a (1922) [Short Story]
      Author: Franz Kafka

Edition #1: The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Donna Freed
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The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (2003)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
ISBN: 1593080298
Pages: 224

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