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The Metamorphosis
     

The Metamorphosis

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by Franz Kafka, Mark M. Anderson, Susan Bernofsky
 

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ISBN-10: 0393923207

ISBN-13: 9780393923209

Pub. Date: 07/30/2015

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

Kafka's literary masterpiece about Gregor Samsa, a young man who, transformed overnight into a "monstrous verminous bug," becomes an essentially alienated man.

THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

• A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information
• A chronology of the author's life and work
• A

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Kafka's literary masterpiece about Gregor Samsa, a young man who, transformed overnight into a "monstrous verminous bug," becomes an essentially alienated man.

THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

• A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information
• A chronology of the author's life and work
• A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context
• An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations
• Detailed explanatory notes
• Critical analysis and modern perspectives on the work
• Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction
• A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393923209
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/30/2015
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
157,812
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Preface ix

Translator's Note xv

The Text of The Metamorphosis 1

Texts and Contexts 49

Kafka 51

From Wedding Preparations in the Country 51

Kafka, Max Brod and Editors on The Metamorphosis 52

Kapha's Contemporaries 69

From Venus in Furs Friedrich Nietzsche Leopold von Sacher-Masoch 69

From On the Use and Abuse of History 75

From Thus Spoke Zarathustra 78

From [The Lord Chandos Letter] Hugo von Hofmannsthal 83

Rainer Maria Rilke 86

Der Panther 87

The Panther 87

Archaïscher Torso Apollos 88

Archaic Torso of Apollo 88

The Condignog Johannes V. Jensen 89

From The Environment and Inner World of Animals Jakob von Uexkiill 95

Criticism 101

From Franz Kafka Günther Anders 103

Kafka's "Metamorphosis": Rebellion and Punishment Walter H. Sokel 117

Transforming Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis" Nina Pelikan Straus 129

Sliding Down the Evolutionary Ladder? Aesthetic Autonomy in The Metamorphosis Mark M. Anderson 144

Creepy-Crawlies: The Metamorphosis and Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper Elizabeth Boa 161

From Photographic Metamorphoses Carolin Duttlinger 173

(A) Is for Animal: Speech and Voice in Ovid and Kafka Kári Driscoll 184

[A Few Raisins and Almonds] Dan Miron 196

Kafka: A Chronology 205

Selected Bibliography 209

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The Metamorphosis (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 81 reviews.
MariaSavva_Author More than 1 year ago
A man wakes up one day to find he has been changed into a large insect/beetle. The story follows his efforts to deal with this, and his family's reaction to the change. But it's not just a story about a man turning into a beetle, it's a clever way of writing about how a family would deal with the main breadwinner in the house becoming unable to work, and also on a wider scope, the way a family (and the world at large) reacts to someone who is disabled, or terminally ill. It could also be an analogy for how a family treats a member of the family who is now old and needs to be cared for. The man who is now a beetle, is forced to live in his room, shut away from the world, for fear that he will frighten anyone who enters the house. The man who once provided for the family, and thought of them above himself, has now become a burden on them, as they are now short of money, and have to find employment. The once able and hard-working man, transformed into a beetle, is now rejected, and his family blame him for their financial situation and the fact that they cannot move to a smaller house, because they need to have a room to keep him in. The descriptive quality of the writing is excellent, and although it is a sad and gruesome tale, it is also very funny in parts; I couldn't help laughing out loud a couple of times. The main thing that struck me, was that even though this story is nearly 100 years old, it is still totally relevant to today's world (and I'm not sure that's something we should be proud of).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Type in full version to get a complete copy. Its fifty something pages for around three dollars. Amazing work a classic very intelligent highly recommended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kafka so good :)
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Ive read the book but im still really confused on why and how he turned into a vermin in the first place. Any ideas. Please answer soon if u do. Thanks.
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Wonder what meaning this book was supposed to convey? Not bad, just different.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I doodle a lot, so I drew Gregor as an adorable cockroach. Theoughout the whole book, all I saw was an adirable little ach being abused an neglected.. that made the story a lot more emotional for me... other than that, I really admire how its written. Very entertaining and quick to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know. Was this book just THAT reevolutionary at the time? While I didnt hate it, I dont respect it as its reputation declares I must.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This only contains the main text; the extras listed in the summary are not included.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth 95cents for a copy of Kafka's text, but there is little in the way of analysis or interpretation.
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