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The metamorphosis / Franz Kafka ; translated and edited by Stanley Corngold.

Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924 (Author). Corngold, Stanley. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780812985146 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xlix, 312 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: Modern Library paperback Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2013

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-312)
Formatted Contents Note:
The metamorphosis -- Critical essays.
Summary, etc.:
""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 inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most 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.""-- Provided by publisher.
Original Version Note:
Language Note:
Translated from the German.
Subject: Metamorphosis > Fiction.
Beetles > Fiction.
Alienation (Social psychology) > Fiction.


1 current hold with 1 total copy.

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