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Selected Short Stories of Franz Kafka
     

Selected Short Stories of Franz Kafka

by Franz Kafka, Edwin Muir (Translator), Wilma Muir (Translator), Willa Muir (Editor), Edwin Muir (Editor)
 

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Franz Kafka's enigmatic, deadpan, and deeply pessimistic stories are central to literary modernism. In 'The Metamorphosis', the estrangement of everyday life becomes corporealized when Gregor Samsa wakes up as a giant bug and wonders how he is going to get to work on time. Kafka inverts the implied degradation of a man's transformation into an animal in 'A Report of

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Franz Kafka's enigmatic, deadpan, and deeply pessimistic stories are central to literary modernism. In 'The Metamorphosis', the estrangement of everyday life becomes corporealized when Gregor Samsa wakes up as a giant bug and wonders how he is going to get to work on time. Kafka inverts the implied degradation of a man's transformation into an animal in 'A Report of the Academy', an ape's address to a group of scientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679600619
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/17/1993
Series:
Modern Library Series
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.91(w) x 7.53(h) x 1.04(d)

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Kafka is the greatest German writer of our time.

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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