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    The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Classics (Hardcover)) (Hardback) By (author) Franz Kafka

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    Description"The Metamorphosis and Other Stories," by Franz Kafka, is part of the ""Barnes & Noble Classics" "series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of "Barnes & Noble Classics": New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. "Barnes & Noble Classics "pulls together a constellation of influences-biographical, historical, and literary-to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Virtually unknown during his lifetime, Franz Kafka is now one of the world's most widely read and discussed authors. His nightmarish novels and short stories have come to symbolize modern man's anxiety and alienation in a bizarre, hostile, and dehumanized world. This vision is most fully realized in Kafka's masterpiece, ""The Metamorphosis,"" a story that is both harrowing and amusing, and a landmark of modern literature. Bringing together some of Kafka's finest work, this collection demonstrates the richness and variety of the author'sartistry. ""The Judgment,"" which Kafka considered to be his decisive breakthrough, and ""The Stoker,"" which became the first chapter of his novel "Amerika," are here included. These two, along with ""The Metamorphosis,"" form a suite of stories Kafka referred to as "The Sons," and they collectively present a devastating portrait of the modern family. Also included are ""In the Penal Colony,"" a story of a torture machine and its operators and victims, and ""A Hunger Artist,"" about the absurdity of an artist trying to communicate with a misunderstanding public. Kafka's lucid, succinct writing chronicles the labyrinthine complexities, the futility-laden horror, and the stifling oppressiveness that permeate his vision of modern life. Jason Baker is a writer of short stories living in Brooklyn, New York.

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    The Metamorphosis and Other Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Franz Kafka
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9781593081805
    ISBN 10: 1593081804

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    B&T General Subject: 495
    Abridged Dewey: 809
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004130
    BIC subject category V2: 1D
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    LC classification: PT2621.A26 A24 2003
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    Fine Communications,US
    Imprint name
    Fine Communications,US
    Publication date
    30 October 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York