Die Verwandlung


Franz Kafkas 1915 erschienene Erz?hlung Die Verwandlung z?hlt zu den wichtigsten Werken des geb?rtigen ?sterreichers. Im Mittelpunkt der Handlung steht die Prager Familie Samsa, bestehend aus Gregor Samsa, dessen Schwester Grete sowie den Eltern. Weitere Personen sind ein Prokurist und mehrere Bedienstete der Familie Samsa. Zeitlich ist das St?ck um die Jahrhundertwende (19. / 20. Jahrhundert) angesiedelt, die Handlung erstreckt sich auf einen Zeitraum von etwa sechs Monaten. ...
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Franz Kafkas 1915 erschienene Erzählung Die Verwandlung zählt zu den wichtigsten Werken des gebürtigen Österreichers. Im Mittelpunkt der Handlung steht die Prager Familie Samsa, bestehend aus Gregor Samsa, dessen Schwester Grete sowie den Eltern. Weitere Personen sind ein Prokurist und mehrere Bedienstete der Familie Samsa. Zeitlich ist das Stück um die Jahrhundertwende (19. / 20. Jahrhundert) angesiedelt, die Handlung erstreckt sich auf einen Zeitraum von etwa sechs Monaten.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783863476823
  • Publisher: Severus
  • Publication date: 11/8/2013
  • Language: German
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Franz Kafka
Als Franz Kafka am 3. Juli 1883 in Prag zur Welt kam, war ein Leben als Schriftsteller alles andere als vorbestimmt. Sein Vater Hermann arbeitete als Handelsvertreter. Mutter Julie war zwar für die damalige Zeit ungewöhnlich gebildet, half aber ihrem Mann bei seinen beruflichen Pflichten. Die Schulzeit erlebte der junge Kafka in Prag, wobei er immer wieder unter dem dominanten Vater litt. Kafka studierte in verschiedenen Richtungen und arbeitete anschließend in eher ungeliebten Bereichen, bis er beruflich zum Schreiben kam. Durch seine exzellenten Berichte machte er Karriere und hatte mehr und mehr Übung darin, sein für ihn unzulängliches Leben in seinen Werken zu verarbeiten.

Viele Erzählungen Kafkas sind geprägt von undurchschaubaren Beziehungen, Verwicklungen und unklaren Strukturen der Personen oder Orte. Das tritt besonders in Das Urteil oder in Die Verwandlung zutage. Auch die nach seinem Tode (am 3. Juni 1924 in Klosterneuburg) veröffentlichten Erzählungen (Das Schloss, Der Prozess) sind davon geprägt. Neben seinem umfangreichen Werk erinnern heute der Franz-Kafka-Preis der Stadt Klosterneuburg sowie der Franz-Kafka-Literaturpreis der gleichnamigen Gesellschaft an den Schriftsteller.


Franz Kafka was born in 1883 to a well-to-do middle-class Jewish family. His father, the self-made proprietor of a wholesale haberdashery business, was a domineering man whose approbation Franz continually struggled to win. The younger Kafka's feelings of inadequacy and guilt form the background of much of his work and are made explicit in his "Letter to His Father" (excerpted in this volume), which was written in 1919 but never sent.

Kafka was educated in the German language schools of Prague and at the city's German University, where in 1908 he took a law degree. Literature, however, remained his sole passion. At this time he became part of a literary circle that included Franz Werfel, Martin Buber, and Kafka's close friend Max Brod. Encouraged by Brod, Kafka published the prose collection Observations in 1913. Two years later his story "The Stoker" won the Fontaine prize. In 1916 he began work on The Trial and between this time and 1923 produced three incomplete novels as well as numerous sketches and stories. In his lifetime some of his short works did appear: The Judgment (1916), The Metamorphosis (1916), The Penal Colony (1919), and The Country Doctor (1919).

Before his death of tuberculosis in 1924, Kafka had charged Max Brod with the execution of his estate, ordering Brod to burn the manuscripts. With the somewhat circular justification that Kafka must have known his friend could not obey such an order, Brod decided to publish Kafka's writings. To this act of "betrayal" the world owes the preservation of some of the most unforgettable and influential literary works of our century.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      July 3, 1883
    2. Place of Birth:
      Prague, Austria-Hungary
    1. Date of Death:
      June 3, 1924
    2. Place of Death:
      Vienna, Austria
    1. Education:
      German elementary and secondary schools. Graduated from German Charles-Ferdinand University of Prague.

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