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The Metamorphosis Illustrated

ByFranz Kafka

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Kafka wrote The Metamorphosis in 1912, the year he felt his creativity finally taking a definite form. It was one of fairly few works Kafka was to publish in his lifetime. In 1913 he turned down an offer to publish the story, possibly because he was saving it for a book he was planning called Sons. A year later he sent the book to a friend who was prevented from publishing it by his conservative editors. Finally, The Metamorphosis appeared in print in 1915, after Kafka asked a publisher to put it out in a very unusual display of concern for publication. The writing process on this novel was laborious, taking three weeks in November and December, and the final product turned out to be the longest work Kafka ever completed in his life. The novel is clearly highly autobiographical in its content. To shed some light on the driving themes, we should make a brief examination of Kafka's life, his beliefs, and his ideas on writing. The actual conditions of his life, especially his family life, are certainly a model for the family interactions of the novel, and the form of the story comes from Kafka's watching of a play.

Details

Publication Date
Jul 2, 2021
Language
English
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Franz Kafka

Specifications

Pages
65
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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