KAFKA — Metamorphosis & The Trial by Franz Kafka
KAFKA — Metamorphosis & The Trial
by Franz Kafka
Two of Franz Kafka's best works in one volume formatted for eReaders -
The Trial: Josef K., the main character, is arrested and prosecuted for an unspecified crime for reasons never revealed.
Kafka's surrealistic humour is predecessor to the styles of Federico Fellini, Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes and Salman Rushdie.
Metamorphosis:salesman, Gregor Samsa, awakes to find himself transformed into an insect.
About Author :
FRANZ KAFKA [1883-1924] was born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (now the Czech Republic). In 1906, he graduted as Doctor of Law from Charles-Ferdinand University, Prague. For the next year he was a law clerk for the courts. Afterward, he worked for several insurance companies while writing in his spare time. In 1917, he developed Tuberculosis. In 1924, he died in a sanatorium near Vienna. During his life he was practically unknown as a writer. Most of his works were published posthumously by his lifelong friend Max Brod. His novella Metamorphosis (1915) and novel The Trial (1925) are considered is best work.His works include:Short Stories
* The Judgment (1912)
* In the Penal Colony (1914)
* The Village Schoolmaster (1915)
* Blumfeld, an Elderly Bachelor (1915)
* The Hunter Gracchus (1917)
* The Great Wall of China (1917)
* A Report to an Academy (1917)
* Jackals and Arabs (1917)
* A Country Doctor (1919)
* A Message from the Emperor (1919)
* An Old Leaf (1919)
* The Refusal (1920)
* Investigations of a Dog (1922)
* A Little Woman (1923)
* First Sorrow (1922)
* The Burrow (1924)
* Josephine the Singer, or The Mouse Folk (1924)
The Trial (1925)
The Castle (1926)
"You will mark Kafka's style. Its clarity, its precise and formal intonation in such striking contrast to the nightmare matter of his tale. No poetical metaphors ornament his stark black-and-white story. The limpidity of his style stresses the dark richness of his fantasy. Contrast and unity, style and matter, manner and plot are most perfectly integrated." --Vladimir Nabokov
"The novella is often very funny - Gregor's orientation to his condition (he enjoys running up the walls and hanging off the ceiling) and the reaction of his family and manager provoke some priceless farcical set-pieces. It is a Gothic story - about a salesman who turns into a monstrous vermin, and the aghast reaction of his family; there are some unexpected frissons in the story we would normally expect from the horror genre. It is a portrait of a complacent middle-class family in decline, a la Galsworthy, or a study of the artist in an impoverished family with a weak but aggressive father, like Joyce's 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man'. There are even elments of sentimental melodrama in the way Kafka loads up the sympathy for his monster..." --Darragh O'Donoghue
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