The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

Book - 1986
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"When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin." With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis . It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. A harrowing -- though absurdly comic -- meditation on human feelings of inadequecy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the mosst widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction. As W.H. Auden wrote, "Kafka is important to us because his predicament is the predicament of modern man."
Publisher: Toronto ; New York, N.Y. : Bantam Books, 1986.
Edition: Bantam classic ed.
ISBN: 9780553213690
0553213695
Branch Call Number: PT2621.A26 V413 x, 1986
833.91 KAF
Characteristics: xxii, 201 p. ; 18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Corngold, Stanley

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Simple, great concept with an even and nice tone.

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An amazing piece if literature. It truly keeps you thinking about after reading it. 5 Stars definitely.

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One of the most heartbreaking literary pieces I've experienced.

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