Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-02-26
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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This collection of new translations brings together the small proportion of Kafkars"s works that he thought worthy of publication. It includes Metamorphosis, his most famous work, an exploration of horrific transformation and alienation; Meditation, a collection of his earlier studies; The Judgement, written in a single night of frenzied creativity; The Stoker, the first chapter of a novel set in America and a fascinating occasional piece, The Aeroplanes at Brescia, Kafkars"s eyewitness account of an air display in 1909. Together, these stories reveal the breadth of Kafkars"s literary vision and the extraordinary imaginative depth of his thought.

Author Biography

Franz Kafka (1883-ű1924) was a Czech-born German-speaking writer, best known for the story -˘Metamorphosis-÷ and three posthumously published novels, The Trial, The Castle, and Amerika.
Michael Hofmann is an award-wining translator as well as a poet. He has translated Kafka-'s Amerika, Thomas Bernhard-'s Frost, and six books by Joseph Roth.
Sammy Harkham is the cartoonist behind Crickets and Kramers Ergot.

Table of Contents

Contemplation (1913)p. 1
Children on the Roadp. 3
Unmasking a Confidence Tricksterp. 7
The Sudden Walkp. 10
Resolutionsp. 12
The Excursion into the Mountainsp. 13
The Plight of the Bachelorp. 14
The Businessmanp. 15
Looking out Distractedlyp. 18
The Way Homep. 19
The Men Running Pastp. 20
The Passengerp. 21
Dressesp. 23
The Rejectionp. 24
For the Consideration of Amateur Jockeysp. 25
The Window on to the Streetp. 27
Desire to be a Red Indianp. 28
The Treesp. 29
Being Unhappyp. 30
The Judgement: A Story For F. (1913)p. 35
The Stoker: A Fragment (1913)p. 51
Metamorphosis (1913)p. 85
In the Penal Colony (1919)p. 147
A Country Doctor: Short Prose for my Father (1920)p. 181
The New Advocatep. 183
A Country Doctorp. 185
In the Galleryp. 192
An Old Journalp. 194
Before the Lawp. 197
Jackals and Arabsp. 199
A Visit to the Minep. 204
The Neighbouring Villagep. 208
A Message from the Emperorp. 209
The Worries of a Head of Householdp. 211
Eleven Sonsp. 213
A Fratricidep. 219
A Dreamp. 222
A Report to an Academyp. 225
A Hunger-Artist: Four Stories (1924)p. 237
First Sorrowp. 239
A Little Womanp. 243
A Hunger-Artistp. 252
Josefine, the Singer, or The Mouse Peoplep. 264
Appendixp. 285
Aeroplanes in Brescia (1909)p. 287
Great Noise (1912)p. 296
The Coal-Scuttle Rider (1921)p. 297
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