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The Complete Stories - John Updike, Franz Kafka
The Complete Stories
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The Complete Stories brings together all of Kafka’s stories, from the classic tales such as “The Metamorphosis,” “In the Penal Colony,” and “A Hunger Artist” to shorter pieces and fragments that Max Brod, Kafka’s literary executor, released after Kafka’s death. With the exception of his three... show more
The Complete Stories brings together all of Kafka’s stories, from the classic tales such as “The Metamorphosis,” “In the Penal Colony,” and “A Hunger Artist” to shorter pieces and fragments that Max Brod, Kafka’s literary executor, released after Kafka’s death. With the exception of his three novels, the whole of Kafka’s narrative work is included in this volume. 
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780805210552 (0805210555)
Publisher: Schocken Books Inc.
Pages no: 486
Edition language: English
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Diocletian
Diocletian rated it
UPDATE 2/13/14: I have been thinking about Kafka and the way I reviewed this book a lot- his works definitely make you think- and have decided to change my rating. I want to say that Albert Camus' quote that the thing about Kafka is that he causes you to reread him is extremely true. As disappointed...
Diocletian
Diocletian rated it
I came into reading Kafka with high hopes. I had heard many great things about his works from many different people. Sadly though, his works did not meet my expectations. I am disappointed. I really wanted to like Kafka's writings, but I really do not. Part of this is my fault. I came into this expe...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
5.0 Short ways to the heart of the empire
Probably most readable, rhythmic and rounded among these tales, so much so that I forced my brother to listen to me reading it aloud to him, is The Great Wall of China, which contains the immortal parable of the messenger.Kafka's tales are oblique, frequently, I think, resisting reading in terms of ...
Florencia
Florencia rated it
I think it's a little mistake to judge Kafka considering only "The Metamorphosis". There's a whole different view on things in some of his stories. You're not going to find a nice, warm, fuzzy, Care Bear kind of book (that line made sense in my mind). But some of his stories do show another side of ...
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5.0 The Complete Stories
To my mind Kafka's short stories are the peak of his writing and probably the best collection of short stories ever written. There is quite a bit here and the majority of them are unfinished. As well as the famous works there are myriad hidden gems here. This is the place to start with Kafka, the...
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