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Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Paperback)

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By Franz Kafka, Michael Hofmann (Translator), Michael Hofmann (Introduction by)
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A brilliant new translation of Kafka's best-known work, published for the 125th anniversary of his birth

This collection of new translations brings together the small proportion of Kafka'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, Kafka's eyewitness account of an air display in 1909. Together, these stories reveal the breadth of Kafka's literary vision and the extraordinary imaginative depth of his thought.

About the Author

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech-born German-speaking writer. His major novels include The Trial (1925), The Castle (1926), and Amerika (1927). Michael Hofmann (translator and introducer) has translated Joseph Roth, Hans Fallada, Herta Muller, Zoe Jenny, Wim Wenders, Wolfgang Koeppen, Durs Grunbein, and Franz Kafka. He is a professor of English at the University of Florida.

Praise For…

"I think of a Kafka story as a perfect work of literary art, as approachable as it is strange, and as strange as it is approachable."
-Michael Hofmann

Product Details
ISBN: 9780143105244
ISBN-10: 0143105248
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: March 2008
Pages: 299
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions