In the bizarre world of Franz Kafka, salesmen turn into giant bugs, apes give lectures at college academies, and nightmares probe the mysteries of modern humanity’s unhappiness. More than any other modern writer in world literature, Kafka captures the loneliness and misery that fill the lives of 20th-century humanity. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories reveals the author’s extraordinary talent in a variety of forms—prose poems, short stories, sketches, allegories, and novelettes—and showcases the straight–faced humor, startling psychological insight, and haunting imagination for which he is revered as a modern master. In this brilliant new translation, prize–winning translator Joachim Neugroschel preserves the delicate balance, rich timbre, and wondrous language of Kafka’s original works. In addition to "The Metamorphosis", this collection includes "Early Stories", "Contemplation", "The Judgement", "The Stoker", "In the Penal Colony", and "A Country Doctor".
Public Domain (P)1995 Recorded Books, LLC
Of course! I return to this book again and again when other fiction is not satisfying. Kafka has such a unique voice and such a masterful ability to entrance the reader. Joachim Neugroschel's translation captures Kafka's dark humor (and ability to maintain the fictional dream) much better than the Muir's translations did.
"A Country Doctor" and "In the Penal Colony" are the best
The reader was excellent. We really enjoyed the pre- lecture regarding the language and nationalism and judism. We recommend both the reader and the book. We also had never read or listened to the short stories, which were a bonus.
gregor - he fought to maintain his human-ness.
Yes, oh yes. We pick books that are unknown and read by him based solely on his narration. He was excellent reading Kafka.
I love BOOKS and reading, listening is as good when I can't look at the book. I listen every minute driving.
I read the castle and didn't like it at all, these stories are not like the castle. I think most of these stories are interesting and a few are even quite good. I like Haruki Murakami, and some compare him to kafka, so I thought I would read Kafka. I don't understand the comparison, maybe I haven't read the right books yet and I don't think I will.
I think George Guidall does a fine job reading the stories. I have listened to other books he's read. I wouldn't put him on my favorite narrators list, but I think he does a decent job.
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