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The Metamorphosis (original 1915; edition 2009)

by Franz Kafka

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Title:The Metamorphosis
Authors:Franz Kafka
Info:Martino Fine Books (2009), Paperback, 82 pages
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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (1915)

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We have all been up stuck up on the ceiling and had an apple lodged in our back. Kafka writes one of the most important stories ever written. ( )
  dbsovereign | Jan 26, 2016 |
A disturbing novella about a young man who appears to turn in to a bug or beetle of some kind. His father has no time for this new manifestation. His mother is shocked but shows love. His sister is the one who is left to care for him. However, his health deteriorates and eventually even his sister wants him banished from the flat. Gregor worries that he will lose his job and then, when he does, that his family will struggle financially as he had been the bread winner. At first he is lonely but later he becomes more alienated from his family. Kafka has views on work and being a wage slave and bureaucracy and this novella may relate to those thoughts. It may also be reflecting his own relationship with his father who abused him. ( )
  Tifi | Jan 5, 2016 |
This is a short allegorical novel about the transformation of a family following a child going bad and coping with a dying relative. ( )
  NeilT | Jan 4, 2016 |
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 |
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Kafka, Franzprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Neumann, GerhardAfterwordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Toorn, Willem vanTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Altena, Ernst vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Appelbaum, StanleyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Baioni, GiulianoContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bernofsky, SusanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Corngold, StanleyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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