By (author) Franz Kafka
Edited by Professor Stanley Corngold
Translated by Professor Stanley Corngold
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Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Book Description"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, "The Metamorphosis." 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 mosst widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction. As W.H. Auden wrote, "Kafka is important to us because his predicament is the predicament of modern man."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812417494
(170mm x 104mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Perfection Learning
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1972
Country of Publication: United States
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A collection of translations that brings together the small proportion of the author's works that he himself thought worthy of publication.
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