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Kafka's Metamorphosis
     

Kafka's Metamorphosis

by Franz Kafka
 
The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes termed The Transformation) is a short story by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is often cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find

Overview

The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes termed The Transformation) is a short story by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is often cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is widely studied in colleges and universities across the western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect-like creature. It is never explained in the story why Samsa transforms, nor did Kafka ever give an explanation.

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 � 3 June 1924) was an influential German-language author of novels and short stories, regarded as among the greatest writers of the 20th century. The term "Kafkaesque" has entered the English language to describe situations like the ones in his writing.
-Wikipedia.com

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014851435
Publisher:
Castaway Family Press
Publication date:
08/22/2012
Series:
Franz Kafka Classic Collection , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
109 KB

Meet the Author

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 � 3 June 1924) was an influential German-language author of novels and short stories, regarded as among the greatest writers of the 20th century. The term "Kafkaesque" has entered the English language to describe situations like the ones in his writing.
-Wikipedia.com

Brief Biography

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

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