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The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka, Stanley Corngold
The Metamorphosis
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3.63 1955
"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... show more
"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  inadequecy, guilt, and isolation, The  Metamorphosis has taken its place as one  of the mosst 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."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553213690 (0553213695)
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Pages no: 201
Edition language: English
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brokenbiscuits
brokenbiscuits rated it
0.0 Books of 1916: Part Two
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...
LindaLeest
LindaLeest rated it
4.0 De gedaanteverwisseling
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 ...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
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4.0 Society's Burdens
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...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it
3.0 Review of the Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
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...
Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 The Metamorphosis
PrefaceIntroduction, by Stanley CorngoldA Chronology of Franz Kafka's Life--The MetamorphosisBackgrounds:From 'Wedding Preparations in the Country'Letters and DiariesCritical Essays:The I Without a Self, by W. H. Auden"I Always Wanted You to Admire My Fasting"; or, Looking at Kafka, by Philip RothFr...
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