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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

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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What I knew about this book is what basically everyone in the world knows about this book: A man wakes up one day to find out he’s become a giant bug. Giant bugs happen to be one of my worst irrational fears, so for the longest time, I never bothered to even think about reading this book because gross. But then my husband listened to the audiobook and he was so adamant on discussing it with me that I put my fears aside and read it.

It was disgusting and it broke my heart.

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  joiedeslivres | Apr 12, 2016 |
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 |
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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
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
Wyllie, DavidTranslatorsecondary 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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