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    DescriptionAcclaimed graphic artist Peter Kuper presents a brilliant, darkly comic reimagining of Kafka’s classic tale of family, alienation, and a giant bug. Kuper’s electric drawings—which merge American cartooning with German expressionism—bring Kafka’s prose to vivid life, reviving the original story’s humor and poignancy in a way that will surprise and delight readers of Kafka and graphic novels alike. “A brilliant illustrated adaptation of Franz Kafka’s famous story. It’s a real pleasure to read and one in which everyone will recognize the existential drama and uncanny wit of the original text."—Susan Bernstein, associate professor of comparative literature and German studies, Brown University


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    Title
    The Metamorphosis
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Kuper, By (author) Franz Kafka
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 174 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400052998
    ISBN 10: 1400052998
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AKLC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    LC classification: PT2621.A26
    DC22: 741.5
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: ENGM1080, DEUT3010
    DC22: 741.5/973
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    BISAC V2.8: PHI006000, CGN006000
    LC classification: PT2621.A26 V4 2004
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AKLC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    chiefly illustrations
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Crown Publications
    Publication date
    01 October 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    FRANZ KAFKA was born in Prague in 1883. Although his passion was for writing, it never served as a livelihood and only a handful of his stories were published before he died of tuberculosis at the age of forty. Though largely unknown during his lifetime, he has come to be regarded as one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. His short story The Metamorphosis, originally written in German in 1915, is considered to be his masterpiece. PETER KUPER'S fascination with entomology began at the age of five but was supplanted by his discovery of comic books several years later. Thanks to Franz Kafka, Kuper no longer has to choose between the two. His comics and illustrations appear regularly in numerous magazines and newspapers, including "Mad," for which he draws "Spy vs Spy" every month. Give It Up!, his first collection of Kafka adaptations, was published in 1995.
    Review quote
    "Kafka's stoic Euro-alienation meets and merges with Kuper's thoroughly American rock and roll alienation."--Jules Feiffer "The ride from book to comic can be bumpy. Mr. Kuper navigates the transition with precision."--New York Times "Kafka's anguished archetypal characters are easily rendered into visual equivalents and given new life in Kuper's raw, expressionistic graphic style."--Publishers Weekly "Darkly appropriate . . . Kuper's work rivals that of Art Spiegelman."--Chicago Sun-Times "Bubbling beneath the surface is a caustic batch of black humor that is as much unsettling as it is absurd. This is the magic of Kafka. And Kuper gives it a postmodern edge here, with an intriguing dance of picture and text."--Gannett News Service "Kuper's scratchboard style . . . is reminiscent of the German expressionist artists . . . and his cartoony approach accentuates Kafka's dark humor."--Booklist "From the Hardcover edition."
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    Acclaimed graphic artist Peter Kuper presents a brilliant, darkly comic reimagining of Kafka's classic tale of family, alienation, and a giant bug. Kuper's electric drawings--which merge American cartooning with German expressionism--bring Kafka's prose to vivid life, reviving the original story's humor and poignancy in a way that will surprise and delight readers of Kafka and graphic novels alike. "A brilliant illustrated adaptation of Franz Kafka's famous story. It's a real pleasure to read and one in which everyone will recognize the existential drama and uncanny wit of the original text."--Susan Bernstein, associate professor of comparative literature and German studies, Brown University