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The Metamorphosis
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1 year, 8 months ago at Dec 25 16:35
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Seriously how the hell can Kafka expect people to think this as a masterpiece, oh dear.............., I mean. People DO class it as a masterpiece..WHY!? It's anything but. This book is just WRONG. It's not even close to being adequate.

I prefer ''The Trial'' than this tripe though.

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3 years, 3 months ago at May 15 9:16
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With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first openning, 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 ina... read more
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Manufacturer: Bantam Classics
Release date: 1 March 1972
ISBN-10 : 0553213695 | ISBN-13: 9780553213690
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Actually, Kafka didn't expect anyone to think his work was a masterpiece; he's famously known for disparaging his own work, published posthumously against his wishes. A better question would be "why
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“Seriously how the hell can Kafka expect people to think this as a masterpiece, oh dear.............., I mean. People DO class it as a masterpiece..WHY”

youngbloods posted a review 1 year, 8 months ago

“Seriously how the hell can Kafka expect people to think this as a masterpiece, oh dear.............., I mean. People DO class it as a masterpiece..WHY!? It's anything but. This book is just WRONG. It's not even close to being adequate.

I prefer ''The Trial'' than this tripe though.” read more

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"The Metamorphosis is a masterpiece, pure and simple. Kafka provides his insight into alienation with his objective prose which probes deep into the fears of the reader. Kafka is an indisputable literary master. Read in November 2011."


khan amir posted a review 3 years, 3 months ago

“With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first openning, 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.

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