The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

byFranz KafkaTranslated byIan Johnston

December 1, 2015|
The Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka
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A man awakens to find himself transformed into a giant vermin; a performer starves himself to death as a circus attraction; a fiendish engine of capital punishment engraves the letter of the law into the body of the condemned. Such are the nightmare scenarios that emerge in the short stories of Franz Kafka, one of the twentieth century’s most formative, mystifying literary figures. Though immediate in their impact, Kafka’s stories invite endless angles of interpretation, from Freudian psychology and existentialist philosophy to animal studies.

This volume presents “The Metamorphosis”—together with several other of Kafka’s best and best-known stories—in a nuanced, clear, and powerful translation by Ian Johnston. The appendices provide philosophical, literary, and cultural context, as well as valuable selections from Kafka’s own letters and drawings.

Ian Johnston is a research associate at Vancouver Island University.
Title:The Metamorphosis and Other Stories
Product dimensions:168 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.39 in
Shipping dimensions:168 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.39 in
Published:December 1, 2015
Publisher:Broadview Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781554812240

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