The Metamorphosis, in the Penal Colony and Other Stories : The Great Short Works of Franz Kafka by Franz Kafka (2000, Paperback)
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|Translated by PEN translation award-winner Joachim Neugroschel, The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, and Other Stories has garnered critical acclaim and is widely recognized as the preeminent English-language anthology of Kafka's stories. These translations illuminate one of this century's most controversial writers and have made Kafka's work accessible to a whole new generation. This classic collection of forty-one great short works -- including such timeless pieces of modern fiction as "The Judgment" and "The Stoker" -- now includes two new stories, "First Sorrow" and "The Hunger Artist."|
|Number Of Pages||352 pages|
|Edited by||Joachim Neugroschel|
|Translated by||Joachim Neugroschel|
|Table Of Content|
|Table Of Content||CONTENTS Introduction Joachim NeugroschelThe Early StoriesConversation with the WorshiperConversation with the DrunkGreat NoiseContemplationChildren on the HighwayExposing a City SlickerThe Sudden StrollDecisionsThe Outing in the MountainsThe Bachelor's UnhappinessThe BusinessmanAbsently Gazing OutThe Way HomeThe People Running ByThe PassengerFrocksThe RejectionReflections for Amateur JockeysThe Window Facing the StreetThe Wish to Be an IndianThe TreesUnhappinessThe JudgmentThe StokerThe MetamorphosisIn the Penal ColonyA Country DoctorThe New LawyerA Country DoctorUp in the GalleryAn Ancient ManuscriptBefore the LawJackals and ArabsA Visit to the MineThe Next VillageAn Imperial MessageThe Anxiety of the Head of FamilyEleven SonsA FratricideA DreamA Report for an AcademyFirst SorrowThe Hunger Artist|
|Harold Bloomauthor of Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human Joachim Neugroschel's version is an advance over previous translations of Kafka into English.|
Joseph Coates Chicago Tribune In Neugroschel's version we see more of Kafka's meaning, his unexpected comedy....In this version, we have for the first time the sense of understanding Kafka's complexity and where it might lead us.
Ronald Hayman author of K: A Biography of Kafka and Proust Joachim Neugroschel has provided something that was badly needed -- an accurate translation of Kafka's stories into English. Kafka is difficult to translate, and the version we all know -- by Edwin and Willa Muir -- is full of mistakes. Neugroschel's translation is much closer to Kafka's German.
V&áclav Havel In Kafka, I have found a portion of my own experience of the world, of myself, and of my way of being in the world.
Vaclav Havel In Kafka, I have found a portion of my own experience of the world, of myself, and of my way of being in the world.
Václav Havel In Kafka, I have found a portion of my own experience of the world, of myself, and of my way of being in the world.
V�clav HavelIn Kafka, I have found a portion of my own experience of the world, of myself, and of my way of being in the world.
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The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, and Other Stori
I bought this book for a German / Austrian Literature and Culture Class. I enjoyed reading "In The Penal Colony." It tended to be very explicit in details but it reinforced the idea of how some people may have been tortured and punished.