Beginning with one of the most shocking first sentences in all of literature, Franz Kafka details the horrific tale of an absurd life. Virtually imprisoned in his room, Gregor Samsa discovers that every aspect of his existence has amounted to nothing. Even the struggling, dysfunctional family he... show more
Beginning with one of the most shocking first sentences in all of literature, Franz Kafka details the horrific tale of an absurd life. Virtually imprisoned in his room, Gregor Samsa discovers that every aspect of his existence has amounted to nothing. Even the struggling, dysfunctional family he has sacrificed to support is thriving without his financial assistance. Slowly stripped of every bit of his humanity, Gregor realizes that no man’s life, especially his, actually matters. First published in 1915, Kafka’s surreal novel about living in an indifferent universe has long been considered a seminal work of Existentialist literature. All of the humor, zest, and richness of language—so often lost in other editions —resonate in this new and exciting Prestwick House Literary Touchstone translation by M. A. Roberts. The Metamorphosis includes a glossary and reader’s notes to help the modern reader more fully appreciate Kafka’s complex approach to the human condition.
Publish date: March 30th 2005
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc.
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Read For School
, German Literature
, Short Stories
This short story is beyond weird. I mean it super is, but it really kept my attention. It's like nothing I remember reading before. I won't soon forget it.
Books of 1916: Part Two The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Since childhood I’ve been familiar with the plot of this short novel; people talk about it all the time because it’s so compelling. I even had the first sentence memorized thanks to my older brother. Reciting it was a warm-up exercise in s...
Oeps, dit is een erg lange samenvatting + review geworden.... Op een dag wordt Gregor wakker, en is hij veranderd in een gigantisch insect.Zo'n drastische en lichamelijk onmogelijke verandering is absurd. Ook de reacties van de karakters op deze verandering maken het verhaal des te absurder; Gregor ...
Normally I would try to write my post fairly soon after I have read a particular piece of literature, however in this instance I was meeting up with a book club today so I decided that I would hold off until after I have been to the group. I must say that this group is quite different than the other...
What an odd short novel. If you have never read this before, it is basically about a guy who wakes up as a giant bug. He can't leave his house or communicate with his family. We read his thoughts and he is very optimistic that his family will help him out. Then we see his family repulsed by him in e...