The Transformation (Metamorphosis) and Other Short Stories
Works Published in Kafka's Lifetime
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Transformation (Metamorphosis) and Other Short Stories by Franz Kafka
Book DescriptionA companion volume to "The Great Wall of China and Other Short Works", these new translations bring together the small proportion of Kafka's works that he thought worthy of publication. This volume contains his most famous story. "The Transformation", more popularly known as "Metamorphosis". Other works include "Meditation", a collection of his earlier studies; "The Judgement", written in a single night of frenzied creativity; "The Stoker", the first chapter of a novel set in America; and, "A Fasting Artist", a collection of stories written towards the end of Kafka's life. There is also a fascinating occasional piece, "The Aeroplanes at Brescia", Kafka's eye-witness account of an air display in 1909. Taken together, these stories reveal the breadth of Kafka's literary vision and the extraordinary imaginative depth of his thought.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140184785
(198mm x 128mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jan-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Franz Kafka
Metamorfosis, Hardback (September 2016)
This is a short novel by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is often cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, who wakes to find himself transformed into an insect.
Hunger Artist, Paperback / softback (June 2016)» View all books by Franz Kafka
"A Hunger Artist" tells the story of a performance artist whose artwork is hunger: public fasting in a cage, before gawking throngs who believe, somehow, that he is a fake. As public interest in Hunger Artists fades, the protagonist takes his talent in new and dangerous directions. A classic story by the author of "The Metamorphosis."
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Author Biography - Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was born of Jewish parents in Prague. Several of his story collections were published in his lifetime and his novels, "The Trial, The Castle," and "Amerika," were published posthumously by his editor "Max Brod."
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