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Metamorphosis and Other Stories

by Franz Kafka

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics Series

Literary Fiction Shorter Reads Translated Fiction

Metamorphosis and Other Stories Synopsis

A collection of Kafka's greatest short fiction, translated by Michael Hofmann

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 Contemplation, a collection of his earlier short studies; The Judgement, written in a single night of frenzied creativity; The Stoker, the first chapter of a novel set in America; and an eyewitness account of an air display. Together, these stories, fragments and miniature gems reveal the breadth of his vision, his sense of the absurd, and above all his acute, uncanny wit.

Translated with an introduction by Michael Hofmann

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ISBN: 9780241436240
Publication date: 30/01/2020
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241436240
Publication date: 30th January 2020
Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction, Shorter Reads, Translated Fiction,
Categories: Classic fiction (pre c 1945), Short stories, Fiction in translation,

About Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (Author) Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was born of Jewish parents in Prague. Several of his story collections were published in his lifetime and his novels, The Trial, The Castle, and Amerika, were published posthumously by his editor Max Brod. Michael Hofmann (Translator) Michael Hofmann is a poet and translator from the German. For Penguin he has translated four books by Hans Fallada, in addition to works by Franz Kafka, Ernst Junger, Irmgard Keun and Jakob Wassermann.

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