Franz Kafka Selected Works ( Unabridged Classics): The Originals
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ISBN: 9789353764593 Pages: 344 Size: 129 x 198 mm Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Weight: 250 gm.
About The Book
Franz Kafkaâ€™s short storiesâ€”shocking, complex, intriguing, and unsettlingâ€”show him at the height of his writing prowess. Kafka takes on universal themes such as guilt, isolation, alienation, self-expression, cruelty, judgement, shame, sin, and redemption in them. Hovering between dream and reality, his dark and brilliantly crafted stories are populated by both humans and animals. They are intense, enigmatic, filled with generous doses of irony and horror that inspire the reader to search for meaning in the worldâ€™s maze. This collection features an impressive clutch of his short stories including In â€˜The Penal Colonyâ€™, â€˜The Hunger Artistâ€™, â€˜The Metamorphosisâ€™, â€˜The Burrowâ€™, â€˜The Judgmentâ€™, â€˜Before the Lawâ€™, â€˜A Country Doctorâ€™, and â€˜ The Great Wall of Chinaâ€™. â€˜ The Penal Colonyâ€™ is seeped in the dehumanising horror of WWI and it mixes the dazzle of modern technological advances with the barbarism of archaic, absolute law. â€˜The Metamorphosisâ€™ in which the alienated hero turns into an insect is an exquisite study of the human condition. The characters in Kafkaâ€™s stories are hunted and haunted, wandering in a world governed by forces beyond their control.
About Franz Kafka
Kafka (1883-1924), a German-speaking Bohemian Jewish novelist, was one of the
foremost writers of the 20th century. His novels The Judgement (1913) and The
Trial (1925), cemented his reputation as a writer. Kafka had a concise style
of writing and the themes of despair and alienation were recurrent in his
works. He was also a writer of fine short stories that were existentialist in
Although he received little literary attention while he was alive, Kafka
became an important figure of German literature when his close friend and
literary executor, Max Brod, refused to destroy his novels, diaries and
letters upon his death, as was instructed by Kafka. The term Kafkaesque derives from Kafka's name and denotes the nightmarish, absurd and oppressive
situations that the protagonists often face in his works.
Kafka died of tuberculosis, aged 40.