The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

Franz Kafka

Language: English

Pages: 96

ISBN: 0486290301

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

Franz Kafka

Language: English

Pages: 96

ISBN: 0486290301

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Since his death in 1924, Kafka has come to be regarded as one of the greatest modern writers, one whose work brilliantly explores the anxiety, futility, and complexity of modern life. The precision and clarity of Kafka's style, its powerful symbolism, and his existential exploration of the human condition have given his work universal significance.
In addition to the title selection, considered by many critics Kafka's most perfect work, this collection includes "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A Country Doctor," and "A Report to an Academy." Stanley Appelbaum has provided excellent new English translation of the stories and a brief Note placing them within Kafka's oeuvre.
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Franz Kafka is born on July 3 in Prague to Hermann and Julie (née Löwy) Kafka. The family is Jewish and middle class, and speaks both German and Czech. Franz is the eldest of his siblings; his two brothers die in infancy. 1889 Franz begins elementary school at Fleischmarkt. His sister Elli (Gabriele) is born. 1890 His sister Valli (Valerie) is born. 1892 Franz’s sister Ottla (Ottilie) is born; of all his family, Kafka is closest with Ottla, for whom he plays the role of pro tective older

Franz Kafka is born on July 3 in Prague to Hermann and Julie (née Löwy) Kafka. The family is Jewish and middle class, and speaks both German and Czech. Franz is the eldest of his siblings; his two brothers die in infancy. 1889 Franz begins elementary school at Fleischmarkt. His sister Elli (Gabriele) is born. 1890 His sister Valli (Valerie) is born. 1892 Franz’s sister Ottla (Ottilie) is born; of all his family, Kafka is closest with Ottla, for whom he plays the role of pro tective older

corresponding door and press his entire body against it. There was no conversation, especially early on, that did not concern him even if only indirectly. At every meal for two whole days there were discussions about what should be done, but this same theme was also debated between meals, because there were always at least two family members home since no one wanted to be alone in the apartment and it certainly could not be left empty under the circumstances. Furthermore, on the very first day,

intentions of the two women, whose existence he had actually almost forgotten, because from sheer exhaustion they were struggling in silence and only the heavy shuffling of their feet could be heard. And so he broke out—the women were in the next room, leaning on the desk to catch their breath—and ran in four different directions, not knowing what to save first; then he saw on the otherwise barren wall opposite him the picture of the lady swathed in furs and quickly scrambled up and pressed

convinces Kafka to break the en gagement. This action, more than any other, precipitates Kafka’s most autobiographical work, “Letter to His Fa ther.” 1920 Kafka meets the Czech writer Milena Jesenská-Pollak, with whom he becomes romantically involved. Milena translates several of Kafka’s works into Czech. She ends the affair in August. 1921 Kafka starts writing the stories that will be collected in the volume A Hunger Artist (1924), centered on the difficul ties an artist faces in coming to

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