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The Metamorphosis and other stories

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New York : Barnes & Noble Books, c1996.
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xvi, 218 pages ; 21 cm.
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"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"--

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Kafka, F. (1996). The Metamorphosis and other stories. New York, Barnes & Noble Books.

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Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924. 1996. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories. New York, Barnes & Noble Books.

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Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924, The Metamorphosis and Other Stories. New York, Barnes & Noble Books, 1996.

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Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories. New York, Barnes & Noble Books, 1996.

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