Best Short Stories : A Dual-Language Book
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 Applebaum 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.
- Paperback | 208 pages
- 136 x 218 x 11.18mm | 208.65g
- 14 Oct 2008
- Dover Publications Inc.
- New York, United States
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Table of contents
"("Das Urteil"; better translation of title, "The Sentence"; written night of Sept. 22/23, 1912; first pub. in the annual magazine Arkadia, Leipzig, 1913; first book pub., Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig, 1916)"
" ("Die Verwandlung"; alternate translation of title, "The Transformation"; written Nov. 17-Dec. 6, 1912; first pub. in the monthly Die weißen Blätter, Leipzig, Oct. 1915; first book pub.,Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig, 1915)"
In the Penal Colony
"("In der Strafkolonie"; written mid-Oct. 1914; first pub. As book, Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig, 1919)"
A Country Doctor
"("Ein Landarzt"; written in the winter of 1916/1917, completed by the end of Feb. 1917; first pub. In the almanac Die neue Dichtung, Leipzig, 1918; first book pub. In collected vol. Ein Landarzt, Kurt Wolff Verlag, Munich and Leipzig, 1919)"
A Report to an Academy
" ("Ein Bericht für eine Akademie; composition finished by Apr. 22, 1917; first pub. In the monthly Der Jude, Berlin and Vienna, Nov. 1917; first book pub. In collected vol. Ein Landarzt, Kurt Volff Verlg, Munkch and Leipzig, 1919)"