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Kafka's Monkey
     

Kafka's Monkey

by Franz Kafka
 

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‘Esteemed members of the Academy! You have done me the great honour of inviting me to give you an account of my former life as an ape.’

Imprisoned in a cage and desperate to escape, Kafka's monkey reveals his journey to become a walking, talking, spitting, smoking, hard-drinking man of the stage. Based on the short story A Report to an

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‘Esteemed members of the Academy! You have done me the great honour of inviting me to give you an account of my former life as an ape.’

Imprisoned in a cage and desperate to escape, Kafka's monkey reveals his journey to become a walking, talking, spitting, smoking, hard-drinking man of the stage. Based on the short story A Report to an Academy by Franz Kafka, this new adaptation is by acclaimed writer Colin Teevan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849436267
Publisher:
OBERON BOOKS Ltd
Publication date:
06/21/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
630 KB

Meet the Author

Franz Kafka was born in 1883 and became one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. His work introduced a new perspective, the ‘Kafkaesque’, into the culture. He wrote many short stories and novellas, such as ‘Metamorphosis’ and ‘In the Penal Colony’, as well as three novels; The Trial, The Castle and Amerika.
Colin Teevan’s plays include How Many Miles to Basra?, Missing Persons, Alcmaeon in Corinth, The Walls, Vinegar and Brown Paper, and The Big Sea; he is also co-author, with Hideki Noda, of the plays The Bee and The Diver and co-author, with Paul Heritage, of Amazônia. His translations include Iph…, Bacchai, Manfridi’s Cuckoos and Erba’s Marathon. He has also written stage adaptations of Hasek’s Švejk, the Ancient Chinese stories of Monkey!, Don Quixote with Pablo Ley, and Peer Gynt. All are published by Oberon Books.

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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