The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka
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The Metamorphosis

Updated: 7 Sep 2020
New translation of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.Poor Gregor Samsa! This guy wakes up one morning to discover that he's become a "monstrous vermin". The first pages of The Metamorphosis where Gregor tries to communicate through the bedroom door with his family, who think he’s merely being lazy, is vintage screwball comedy. Indeed, scholars and readers alike have delighted in Kafka’s gallows humor and matter-of-fact handling of the absurd and the terrifying.But it is one of the most enigmatic stories of all time, with an opening sentence that’s unparalleled in all of literature.
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Funnily enough though, Franz Kafka explicitly didn't want the cockroach to be on the cover 'cause, once you read the novella, you really understand [that] it's not about the cockroach. The story's about Gregor, who one day wakes up and finds himself -that he's turned into a giant cockroach. And the first thing that goes through his mind is funnily enough "How am I going to get to work?"
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An investigation into the absurd. A man wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a giant beetle. His family is… not supportive.
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