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'When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams, he found himself changed into a monstrous cockroach in his bed'
Kafka's masterpiece of unease and black humour, Metamorphosis, the story of an ordinary man transformed into an insect, is brought together in this collection with the rest of his works that he thought worthy of publication. It includes Meditation, a collection of his earlier studies; The Judgement, written in a single night of frenzied creativity; The Stoker, the first chapter of a novel set in America; and a fascinating occasional piece, The Aeroplanes at Brescia, Kafka's eyewitness account of an air display in 1909. Together, these stories reveal the breadth of his literary vision and the extraordinary imaginative depth of his thought.
Translated with an Introduction by Michael Hofmann
About the Author
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was a Czech-born German-speaking writer. His major novels include The Trial (1925), The Castle (1926), and Amerika (1927). Michael Hofmann is a poet, translator and essayist. He has translated a number of works for Penguin Modern Classics, including Hans Fallada's Alone in Berlin, Jakob Wassermann's My First Wife and Franz Kafka's Amerika.
'What Dante and Shakespeare were for the ages, Kafka is for ours.' George Steiner
ISBN: 9780241197820 ISBN-10: 0241197821 Series: Penguin Modern Classics Audience:
Number Of Pages: 272 Published: 18th November 2015 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1