This Norton Critical Edition is based on new translations by leading Kafka scholar and translator Stanley Corngold. Thirty stories are included, accompanied by detailed annotations. "Backgrounds and Contexts" offers a glimpse of Kafka s creative process through extracts from his letters, diaries, and conversations. "Criticism" collects ten essays on the major stories by StThis Norton Critical Edition is based on new translations by leading Kafka scholar and translator Stanley Corngold. Thirty stories are included, accompanied by detailed annotations. "Backgrounds and Contexts" offers a glimpse of Kafka s creative process through extracts from his letters, diaries, and conversations. "Criticism" collects ten essays on the major stories by Stanley Corngold, Danielle Allen, Walter Hinderer, Walter Sokel, Nicola Gess, Vivian Liska, Benno Wagner, John A. Hargraves, and Gerhard Kurz. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included."...
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Kafka's Selected Stories Reviews
Sí, entre todas esas metáforas de burocracias opresivas hay humor, tal como previenen el prologuista y sus referentes, Deleuze y Guattari. A veces apelando a lo onírico (Un médico rural), a veces a una sátira menipea poco lograda (En la colonia penal) y a veces a un slapstick lleno de dobles sentidos obvios (Blumfeld, un solterón). Entiendo que sus comentadores pretendían enaltecerlo. Percibir el destino cómico va más lejos que percibir el destino trágico. Pero se trata de un humor que nunca llega a la carcajada; menos aún en los pocos momentos en los que lo intentó. Como si Kafka tampoco hubiera encontrado en el otro lado resolución.
one of my professors edited and translated this volume.
I've finally read Franz Kafka's 'Metamorphosis' and I absolutely loved it. For someone that love bugs, I was a bit slow to join the party with this classic story. I've read a few more of the short stories in this collection but none of them have grabbed me in quite the same way. I find them a bit too short (requires too much thinking...). Apparently in the original German, it is never stated that Gregory - the protagonist - turns into a beetle but rather a small and dirty "vermin". However, it is widely agreed from the descriptions that Kafka intended him to be a beetle. The author allegedly said that the "bug" (confirming this interpretation of the reading) should never be drawn, so I'm quite disappointed that the cover illustration is that of a stag beetle. A stag beetle is also not at all what I imagined from reading the story either; it is too powerful.I loved how the story was a metaphor for shame and stigma. How this affected not only Gregory, but his whole family, and the way in which they interacted with others. The burden of shame and taboo was amazingly presented to the reader: it's impact on family life, working life, and socio-economics. This makes the text timelessly socially relevant, for no human culture on earth functions without shame. The descriptions of interaction in the story really made me laugh. I could picture them in my head as exaggerated stop-animation motions, like a Jan Svankmajer movie!I'm really looking forward to reading more Kafka from this brief introduction
I vividly remember reading "The Metamorphosis" as a college freshman and thinking it was the most stupid thing I'd ever read. Almost 20 years later, I read it again to teach it in a world lit class, and realized that it was a brilliant story about feeling alienated. Amazing what a little time and perspective will do for you!
Read for a film and lit. course on modernism and modernity. Kafka can be depressing, but he always offers food for thought.
Selected Stories of Franz Kafka by Franz Kafka
The Hunger Artist, the Hunter Gracchus, etc. great great volume, endless interest. I like his novels/novellas more than his short works, but they are very interesting.