Best Short Stories
Students of German language and literature will welcome this dual-language edition of five stories by Franz Kafka (1883-1924). Considered one of the greatest modern writers, Kafka's work brilliantly explores the anxiety, futility and complexity of modern life. The stories in this volume are "The Metamorphosis" (thought by many critics to be Kafka's most perfect work), "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A Country Doctor" and "A Report to an Academy." Along with the original German texts, Stanley Appelbaum has provided accurate English translations on facing pages, affording students an ideal opportunity to read some of Kafka's finest stories in the original, to discover the passion and profundity of this extremely important figure in modern European literature, and to upgrade their German language skills at the same time. Original Dover (1997) selection of stories reprinted from standard German editions.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - michaelm42071 - LibraryThing
There are writers who can only be taken seriously by being taken a little less seriously. David Foster Wallace brilliantly recognized this about Kafka. He suggests that the most familiar stories are ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hrissliss - LibraryThing
This is a collection of Kafka's short works, including "The Hunger Artist," "Metamorphosis," "The Penal Colony" and "The Burrow". Kafka was, of course, a masterful author. These are all quite unique ... Read full review