Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Metamorphosis and other stories / Franz Kafka ; with an introduction by Adam Thirlwell ; translated from the German by Willa and Edwin Muir.

By: Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924.
Contributor(s): Thirlwell, Adam, 1978- | Muir, Willa, 1890-1970 | Muir, Edwin, 1887-1959.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Vintage classics. Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2012Copyright date: ©2005Description: xxviii, 197 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780749399535 (paperback).Subject(s): Magic realism (Literature) | German fiction -- Translations into English | Metamorphosis -- FictionDDC classification: 833.912 Summary: One morning, Gregor Samsa wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect. His family is understandably perturbed and he finds himself an outsider in his own home. In 'Metamorphosis' and the other famous stories included here, Kafka explores the confusing nature of human experience with sly wit and compelling originality.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
Default Deer Park Library
Fiction KAFK Available IA0797817
Default Sunshine Library (DIY)
Fiction KAFK Available IA0699092
Total reserves: 0

One morning, Gregor Samsa wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect. His family is understandably perturbed and he finds himself an outsider in his own home. In 'Metamorphosis' and the other famous stories included here, Kafka explores the confusing nature of human experience with sly wit and compelling originality.

Translated from the German.

Excerpt provided by Syndetics

Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find he has been transformed into a gigantic insect. This extraordinary tale of imagination was written by Kafka against the backdrop of increasing turmoil in central Europe and remains not just an affecting tale but a disturbing allegory. Franz Kafka, born in Prague in 1883, is one of the most influential writers of the early 20th century. His writing tends to focus on individuals trapped in a nightmarish world. He worked as an insurance officer and factory manager as well as a writer. He died in Austria aged 40. Martin Jarvisstarred as Jeeves in By Jeeves on Broadway in 2001. His films include the Oscar-winning Titanicand Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War. Countless TV appearances in Britain and America include The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Lorna Doone, Murder She Wrote and Inspector Morse.He is a recipient of the British Talkie Award and the U.S. Audie award. He received the OBE in 2000 for his services to drama. Excerpted from Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Powered by Koha