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Metamorphosis - Translations, Backgrounds, and Contexts, Criticism / Edition 1
     

Metamorphosis - Translations, Backgrounds, and Contexts, Criticism / Edition 1

by Franz Kafka
 

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ISBN-10: 0393967972

ISBN-13: 2900393967974

Pub. Date: 02/28/1996

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"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

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"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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ISBN-13:
2900393967974
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232

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