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The Metamorphosis (Bantam Classics) by Franz…

The Metamorphosis (Bantam Classics) (original 1915; edition 1972)

by Franz Kafka, Stanley Corngold (Translator)

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Title:The Metamorphosis (Bantam Classics)
Authors:Franz Kafka
Other authors:Stanley Corngold (Translator)
Info:Bantam Classics (1972), Edition: First Edition, Paperback, 201 pages
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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (1915)


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perfect read for late at night creepy and a great allegory for those in 12-step recovery (AA, NA, Alanon, etc.). ( )
  revslick | Oct 14, 2015 |
Kafka had an unmistakable enthusiasm for existentialism and The Metamorphosis is stacked with subjects and considerations that movement towards this sort and are what make this book as important today as it ever may have been; the unbelievability or life, the withdrawal in the midst of body and brain, division and the reasons of control of affectability. These subjects can be joined with broad parts of today's issues inside of society and how the utilization of web frameworks organization and "loving" society is moving these contemplations.

The other guideline holy people of the book are individuals from Gregor's family; Grete Samsa, Mr. Samsa and Mrs. Samsa, who all take his change to be a weight, seeing as he is not prepared to suit the family any more. At first his mom and sister attempt to converse with Gregor meanwhile, expecting that he will freeze them, he covers away, sending himself into a mental state that demand his insufficiency to express what's in his cerebrum through his changed body. His dad, then again, gives up his adolescent quickly, disturbed by his appearance, and considers what executing him may satisfy for the family, bestowing the cutoff purposes of affectability and offense that hold this book together.

At last, Gregor takes it upon himself to vivaciously kick the holder, abandoning life, understanding that his family have possessed the capacity to be exhausted on managing him and cognizance that his region is basically a weight on the family; the nonattendance of money related bolster, the issues his appearance causes, the need to watch over him and that their lives have twisted up eaten up by him.
  edubirdie.com | Sep 30, 2015 |
Gregor Samsa lives with his parents and younger sister and lives a perfectly normal life until one morning when he wakes up and finds he is now a human-sized roach. The story is an examination of how a family might react to such an event and how one might feel if this happened to him.

I loved trying to imagine life as a roach. ( )
  mamzel | Sep 28, 2015 |
"Die Verwandlung" ist wohl eines der meistinterpretierten Bücher im deutschsprachigen, als auch im englischsprachigen Schulwesen. Hier entführt uns Kafka in eine Geschichte, in der der Handelsreisende Gregor Samsa, der alleine für seine Familie sorgen muss, sich plötzlich in einen Riesenkäfer verwandelt, sodass die Familie auf sich selbst gestellt ist. Von allen Interpretationen gefällt mir immer noch die am besten, dass sich Gregors "Inneres" nach "außen" gekehrt habe. Kafka hat gerne lange Sätze geschrieben, sodass es für ungeübte Leser am Anfang schwierig erscheint, der Geschichte zu folgen. Man kann über "Die Verwandlung" denken, was man möchte, aber diese Geschichte lässt einem aufgrund ihrer Surrealität äußerst viel Raum für Interpretationen und das allein zeugt von einer gewissen Qualität. ( )
1 vote Sparrowlicious | Apr 13, 2015 |
Having not read this since college, I found it much more meaningful this time around. Whatever Kafka's intent, I found the tale to be symbolic of the family dynamic when a once integral part of the family becomes helpless or worthless through illness, dishonor, etc. The death of Gregor restored life to the family. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 22, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Kafka, Franzprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Appelbaum, StanleyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baioni, GiulianoContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bernofsky, SusanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Corngold, StanleyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Graftdijk, ThomasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hauptmann, TatjanaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hofmann, MichaelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hoover, Marjorie L.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Johnston, IanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Llovet, JordiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Muir, EdwinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Muir, WillaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nervi, MauroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Neugroschel, JoachimTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rho, AnitaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Simonischek, PeterNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Toorn, Willem vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug.
When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.
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Waking after a night of troubled dreams, Gregor is surprised to find himself trapped in the body of a hideous man-sized bug. As he lies on his shell and gazes into space, his mother and father begin calling to him from outside his bedroom door. He must get out of bed, they tell him. He has to go to work. They need his money to live. Gregor replies to them nervously, his voice sounding strange to his ears. He'll be out very soon, he says. He's just getting ready! But he can't keep saying that forever.

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A novel about a man who finds himself transformed into a huge insect, and the effects of this change upon his life.

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