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The Resource The metamorphosis, Franz Kafka ; translated and edited by Stanley Corngold

The metamorphosis, Franz Kafka ; translated and edited by Stanley Corngold

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The metamorphosis
Title
The metamorphosis
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Franz Kafka ; translated and edited by Stanley Corngold
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • "Translated, edited, and with an Introduction by Stanley Corngold Featuring essays by Philip Roth, W.H Auden, and Walter Benjamin "When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin." With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Franz Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. A harrowing--though absurdly comic--meditation on human feelings of inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction. This Modern Library edition collects Stanley Corngold's acclaimed English translation--long hailed as the gold standard by scholars and general readers alike--along with six critical essays by writers including Philip Roth, W.H. Auden, and Walter Benjamin, background and contextual material, and a new Introduction from Corngold himself"--
  • ""When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin." With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. A harrowing--though absurdly comic--meditation on human feelings of inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction. As W.H. Auden wrote, "Kafka is important to us because his predicament is the predicament of modern man.""--
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DLC
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1883-1924
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Kafka, Franz
Dewey number
833/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2621.A26
LC item number
V426133 2013
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Corngold, Stanley
Series statement
Modern library classics
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  • Kafka, Franz
  • Samsa, Gregor (Fictitious character)
  • Metamorphosis
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • FICTION
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • FICTION
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Metamorphosis
  • Samsa, Gregor (Fictitious character)
  • FICTION / General
Label
The metamorphosis, Franz Kafka ; translated and edited by Stanley Corngold
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-312)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The metamorphosis -- Critical essays
Control code
ocn825733383
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Modern Library paperback edition.
Extent
xlix, 312 pages
Isbn
9781435649910
Lccn
2013021937
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1220739
  • (Sirsi) o825733383
  • (OCoLC)825733383
Label
The metamorphosis, Franz Kafka ; translated and edited by Stanley Corngold
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-312)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The metamorphosis -- Critical essays
Control code
ocn825733383
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Modern Library paperback edition.
Extent
xlix, 312 pages
Isbn
9781435649910
Lccn
2013021937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1220739
  • (Sirsi) o825733383
  • (OCoLC)825733383

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