FRANZ KAFKA was born in Prague in 1883. Although his passion was for writing, it never served as a livelihood and only a handful of his stories were published before he died of tuberculosis at the age of forty. Though largely unknown during his lifetime, he has come to be regarded as one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. His short story The Metamorphosis, originally written in German in 1915, is considered to be his masterpiece.
PETER KUPER'S fascination with entomology began at the age of five but was supplanted by his discovery of comic books several years later. Thanks to Franz Kafka, Kuper no longer has to choose between the two. His comics and illustrations appear regularly in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Mad, for which he draws Spy vs Spy every month. Give It Up!, his first collection of Kafka adaptations, was published in 1995."
Franz Kafka was born in 1883 and died in 1924.
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Classic 20th century German literature Jun 28, 2006
Bleak tale about isolation, told through the story about a boy who changes into an insect. This was mandatory stuff in highschool days, but that was ok in this case, because it's good.
excellent Apr 20, 2000
Kafka is brilliant, as most anyone who reads this book will soon realize. He dealves into different ranges such as the Jewish mysticism (Kabbalah). Possibly a little far out there due to his style for some, but I doubt it. The English translation is required reading in my IB school, but the german version (recommended by my Austrian teacher) was even better. One can delve deeper into the metaphor through the feelings behind every word and phrase. Kafka, like many Jews and people of that era, was the victim of severe isolation. Die Verwandlung portrays this feeling perfectly. This is bar none one of the best pieces of literature I have ever picked up.
Depends on what you like Jan 31, 2000
Now this is really a strange book. As I'm German this was on the "to read" list in school. But to be true I enjoyed this story of a boy who finds himself transformed to an Insect. You certainly think that this book was written by a lunatic. But that is also where the fascination lies. I'd say read and see for yourselves!