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Metamorphosis and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 0486290301

ISBN-13: 9780486290300

Edition: 1996 (Unabridged)

Authors: Franz Kafka, Stanley Appelbaum

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List price: $3.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/12/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

Franz Kafka was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, of middle-class Jewish parents. He apparently suffered a great deal of psychological pain at a young age at the hands of his domineering father. He took a law degree at the German University of Prague, then obtained a position in the workman's compensation division of the Austrian government. Always neurotic, insecure, and filled with a sense of inadequacy, Kafka's writing is a search for personal fulfillment and understanding. He wrote very slowly and deliberately, publishing very little in his lifetime. At his death he asked a close friend to burn his remaining manuscripts , but the friend refused the request. Instead the friend arranged for publication Kafka's longer stories, which have since brought him worldwide fame and have influenced many contemporary writers. Kafka's stories are nightmarish tales in which a helpless central character's every move is controlled by heartless, impersonal forces. An example is his 1938 psychological thriller, "The Metamorphosis." The story centers around a salesman named Gregor, who wakes up one morning and finds he is no longer a man but a giant insect. In today's increasingly complex, technological, and bureaucratic societies, Kafka has found a growing audience of sympathetic readers who understand the feeling of powerlessness Kafka's heroes experienced.

Introduction
Conversation with the Worshiper
Conversation with the Drunk
Great Noise
Children on the Highway
Exposing a City Slicker
The Sudden Stroll
Decisions
The Outing in the Mountains
The Bachelor's Unhappiness
The Businessman
Absently Gazing Out
The Way Home
The People Running By
The Passenger
Frocks
The Rejection
Reflections for Amateur Jockeys
The Window Facing the Street
The Wish to Be an Indian
The Trees
Unhappiness
The Judgment
The Stoker
The Metamorphosis
The New Lawyer
An Ancient Manuscript
Jackals and Arabs
A Fratricide
A Dream
A Report for an Academy