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The Great Wall of China and Other Stories - Franz Kafka
The Great Wall of China and Other Stories
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Drawing directly on original manuscripts, this collection comprises the major short stories published after Kafka's death. It includes "The Great Wall of China", "Blumfeld", "An Elderly Bachelor", "Investigations of a Dog" and his great sequences of aphorisms, with fables and parables on subjects... show more
Drawing directly on original manuscripts, this collection comprises the major short stories published after Kafka's death. It includes "The Great Wall of China", "Blumfeld", "An Elderly Bachelor", "Investigations of a Dog" and his great sequences of aphorisms, with fables and parables on subjects ranging from the legend of Prometheus to the Tower of Babel. Allegorical, disturbing and possessing a dream-like clarity, these writings are quintessential Kafka.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141186467 (0141186461)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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Various short stories (generally not as good as in Metamorphosis) and a short play. Several have legal/bureaucratic themes and others continue his habit of first-person musings, imagining himself as another creature (Report of a Dog and The Burrow). The Burrow is a very touching insight into the con...
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