Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis is short story, sometimes regarded as a novella, by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature.
78 printed pages
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David Wyllie

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    Ibtisam Bhattishared an impressionlast year

    Metamorphosis is all about existentialism and the concept of the absurdity in life. The derivation in some instances of his own life and ideologies make it a powerful piece of work. There can never be another metamorphosis.

    b0617643198shared an impression10 months ago
    👍Worth reading

    Sticks to you in a way no other short text could.

    Amber Kumarshared an impression3 months ago
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    The metamorphosis is an incredible book it teaches us about life and moving on but to truly capture its meaning one must be able to understand on another level a higher level

Quotes

    Samina Guliyevahas quoted4 years ago
    calm consideration was much better than rushing to desperate conclusions
    Valerie Khorishkohas quoted4 years ago
    Was he an animal if music could captivate him so? It seemed to him that he was being shown the way to the unknown nourishment he had been yearning for.
    ethanavila71has quoted2 months ago
    And it’s a funny sort of business to be sitting up there at your desk, talking down at your subordinates from up there

    Marxist belief that the ones higher up are not respecting the workers.

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