Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (Praga, Imperio austrohúngaro, 3 de julio de 1883 - Kierling, Austria, 3 de junio de 1924) fue un escritor de origen judío nacido en Bohemia que escribió en alemán. Su obra está considerada una de las más influyentes de la literatura universal y está llena de temas y arquetipos sobre la alienación, la brutalidad física y psicológica, los conflictos entre padres e hijos, personajes en aventuras terroríficas, laberintos de burocracia, y transformaciones místicas.

Fue autor de tres novelas, El proceso (Der Prozeß), El castillo (Das Schloß) y El desaparecido (Amerika o Der Verschollene), la novela corta La metamorfosis (Die Verwandlung) y un gran número de relatos cortos. Además, dejó una abundante correspondencia y escritos autobiográficos. Su peculiar estilo literario ha sido comúnmente asociado con la filosofía artística del existencialismo --al que influenció-- y el expresionismo. Estudiosos de Kafka discuten sobre cómo interpretar al autor, algunos hablan de la posible influencia de alguna ideología política antiburocrática, de una religiosidad mística o de una reivindicación de su minoría etnocultural, mientras otros se fijan en el contenido psicológico de sus obras. Sus relaciones personales también tuvieron gran impacto en su escritura, particularmente su padre (Carta al padre), su prometida Felice Bauer (Cartas a Felice) y su hermana (Cartas a Ottla).

El término kafkiano se usa en el idioma español para describir situaciones surrealistas como las que se encuentran en sus libros y tiene sus equivalentes en otros idiomas. Solo unas pocas de sus obras fueron publicadas durante su vida. La mayor parte, incluyendo trabajos incompletos, fueron publicados por su amigo Max Brod, quien ignoró los deseos del autor de que los manuscritos fueran destruidos.

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    • Metamorphosis

    • A BBC Radio 4 Reading
    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    Benedict Cumberbatch reads the enduring classic of Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis. Gregor Samsa wakes to discover that he has turned into a large, monstrous insect-like creature....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Sad

    • By ilene on 02-05-18

    Regular price: $10.65

    • The Trial

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 386
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 262

    If Max Brod had obeyed Franz Kafka's dying request, Kafka's unpublished manuscripts would have been burned, unread....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent New Translation of a Classic Novel

    • By Michael on 08-12-12

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Metamorphosis

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    "The Metamorphosis" (German: "Die Verwandlung") is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. The story begins with a traveling salesman...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Metamorphosis

    • A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky
    • By: Franz Kafka, Susan Bernofsky (translator)
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 441
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 439

    In her new translation of Kafka's masterpiece, Susan Bernofsky strives to capture both the humor and the humanity in this macabre tale....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mysterious and beautiful

    • By Tad Davis on 05-02-15

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Trial [Alpha DVD]

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Josef K. is an ordinary man who is arrested on his 30th birthday. He is prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, yet the nature of his crime is never revealed to him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent reading of a classic book

    • By Pharmacist on 03-07-11

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Castle

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    Kafka's final novel tells the haunting tale of a man's relentless struggle with authority in order to gain entrance to the Castle....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful reading (but will strange interruptions)

    • By Stephen on 12-19-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Trial

    • By: Franz Kafka, Mike Mitchell - translator
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 87

    A man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained. Faced with this ambiguous but threatening situation, Josef K. gradually succumbs to its psychological pressure....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Was my unabridged audible book missing a charpter?

    • By Patricia on 07-22-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Metamorphosis

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: Ralph Cosham
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 855
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 767
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 773

    “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....”

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Kafka-esque terrific

    • By Patrick Weldon on 03-19-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

    • By: Franz Kafka
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 107

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Translation, Excellent Narration!

    • By Ryan on 03-24-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

    • By: Franz Kafka, Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Tom Whitworth
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    The Metamorphosis begins as its protagonist, Gregor Samsa, wakes up one morning to find that he has become a huge insect....

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    • Kafka is STILL the Man!

    • By Dale on 08-23-09

    Regular price: $13.99

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