The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

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Read The Metamorphosis Online Free - As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. He was laying on his hard, as it were armor-plated, back and when he lifted his head a little he could see his domelike brown belly divided into stiff arched segments on top of which the bed quilt could hardly keep in position and was about to slide off completely. His numerous legs, which were pitifully thin compared to the rest of his bulk, waved helplessly before his eyes." With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first opening, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young man 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. 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."



Title : The Metamorphosis
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ISBN : 0553213695
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 201 pages


Reviews


Rebecca rated it ★★★★☆

October 24, 2009

I once used my copy to kill a beetle. Thereby combining my two passions: irony and slaughter. *wields*


Dan rated it ★★★★☆

May 03, 2011

Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to discover he's been transformed into a giant beetle-like creature. Can he and his family adjust to his new form? The Metamorphosis is one of those books that a lot of people get dragooned into reading during high school and therefore are predisposed to loath. I...


Ken rated it ★★★★★

February 04, 2009

Endlessly dissected, ripped apart, its guts laid out on a slab, sewn back together, reconstructed, reinterpreted, misunderstood, misinterpreted, parodied, plagiarized, overanalyzed, and sadly sometimes underappreciated. Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is one of those jumping off points for modern liter...


Huda rated it ★★★★★

May 10, 2017

كم مرة رغب كافكا في الموت؟ كم مرة أراد التلاشي من هذا العالم؟ كم مرة شعر بالغربة حتى عن ذاته؟ إن كان التورية تعرّي فلا تعرية مثل التي وجدناها هنا في هذا العمل الأدبي الفريد ،،الموجع و-ياللغرابة الممتع للغاية يرسم كافكا العلاقة بين الإنسان ونفسه يمزق كل المتعارف عليه يثور ويلقي بكل ما عرفناه سلفًا في ال...


Gaurav rated it ★★★★★

August 27, 2016

The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka The Metamorphosis can quite easily be one of Franz Kafka’s best works of literature- one of the best in Existentialist literature. The author shows the struggle of human existence- the problem of living in modern society- through the narrator. Gregor Samsa wakes in his...


Mohammed rated it ★★★★☆

May 31, 2017

Arabic/English Review First read I got that impression: pretty disgusted yet very sad قرائتي الأولي لها شعرت بشئ من الحزن والكثير من القرف والاشمئزاز Second read,more emotional & sympathy for Kafka Samsa القراءة الثانية شعرت بمشاعر حزن أكثر..وتعاطف مع كافكا,أقصد سامسا READ..FEEL..RE-READ هي قصة تقر...


Nikki rated it ★★★★★

December 04, 2013

Gregor waking up one morning as a bug was a hilarious analogy of the effects an illness can have on someone, as well as on those who are close to him. Though the underlying story behind the hilarity of the analogy was anything but funny. I took it as more of a warning of what NOT to do when a lov...


Petra Eggs rated it ★★★★★

December 15, 2016

A paraphrase. When my ex-husband went out one evening from unsettling dreams of how faraway his wife was, he went out drinking and whoring. Next morning he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. A cockroach. Much he knew it though. None of his friends recognised it, in fact the...


Mohammed rated it ★★★★★

August 17, 2017

القراءة الثانية لهذه القصة الرائعة . تقرير من إحدى الجرائد : في الساعة الثانية من يوم الخميس الماضي و جد العاملون في أحد المناجم الخاصة لإستخراج الفحم جثة متعفنة، و بعد استخراجها بصعوبة و سط الروائح النتنة المتجمعة في ذلك المكان تحت سطح الأرض و نقلها خارج المنجم تعرف أحد العاملين على الجثة. و ه...


Ahmad rated it ★★★★☆

July 10, 2016

إنه أحمق عندما ينفق حياته على أحد, فلن يهتموا به أبداً عندما يصبح مسخاً !!





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