Metamorphosis, Paperback Book

Metamorphosis Paperback

Part of the Modern Voices series

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Metamorphosis is Kafka's most famous story. In it he explores the notions of alienation and human loneliness by means of his extraordinary narrative techniques and depth of imagination.

Gregor Samsa awakens one morning to find himself transformed into a repulsive bug.

Trapped inside this hideous form, his mind remains unchanged - until he sees the shocked reaction of those around him and begins to question the basis of human love and, indeed, the entire purpose of his existence.

But this, it seems, is only the beginning of his ordeal.

Contains also six lesser-known stories by Kafka


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It would be so easy to try and draw themes of politics and society from this book, to discover it was trying to tell you something profound and of great importence. They may, or probably weren't, inentional. But, to really fully experience this book, I found it best to let all those underlying messages go unobserved. They're ties back to the real world, and to experience this novel you need to forget all that, and just becomce totally emersed in Kafka's surreal universe.Leave analysis until later, read the book for enjoyment and emersion first.

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