Metamorphosis and Other Stories

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Only one character appears in Kafka’s work; the homo domesticus, so Jewish and so German and so eager to keep his place. Borges described Kafka’s characterisation in such a manner. This volume includes some of his most famous stories.

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A collection of Kafka’s greatest short fiction, translated by Michael Hofmann

Kafka’s masterpiece of unease and black humour, Metamorphosis, the story of an ordinary man transformed into an insect, is brought together in this collection with the rest of his works that he thought worthy of publication. It includes Contemplation, a collection of his earlier short studies; The Judgement, written in a single night of frenzied creativity; The Stoker, the first chapter of a novel set in America; and an eyewitness account of an air display. Together, these stories, fragments and miniature gems reveal the breadth of his vision, his sense of the absurd, and above all his acute, uncanny wit.

Translated with an introduction by Michael Hofmann

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Weight 0.202 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

272

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

833.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K