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The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

Scritto da:
Franz Kafka
Letto da:
Ralph Cosham
Audio
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“One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug.”

With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young traveling salesman who, transformed overnight into a giant, beetle-like insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. Rather than being surprised at the transformation, the members of his family despise it as an impending burden upon themselves.

A harrowing—though absurdly comic—meditation on human feelings of inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction. As W. H. Auden wrote, “Kafka is important to us because his predicament is the predicament of modern man.”

Lingua:
Inglese
Categoria:
Classici

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Editore:
Blackstone Publishing
Pubblicato:
2011-04-19
Durata:
2H 3Min
ISBN:
9781481540193

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Editore:
Coterie Classics
Pubblicato:
2016-04-20
ISBN:
9781681959634

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