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  • Franz Kafka

    Phantastisches und Unheimliches, Paradoxes und Absurdes: Kafka beschreibt die unglaublichsten Sachverhalte nüchtern und minutiös. Grenzbereiche werden ausgeleuchtet, existenzielle Grund- oder Ausnahmesituationen in unvergessliche Bilder gefasst. Seine Texte haben die gleiche Intensität wie Träume. Sven Regener liest Franz Kafka. Die Erzählungen erscheinen monatlich bei tacheles+ als ungekürzte...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    Benedict Cumberbatch reads Franz Kafka’s famous story of man-turned-insect, Metamorphosis Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2018 After a night of troubled dreams, Gregor Samsa wakes to discover that he has turned into a huge, monstrous, cockroach-like creature, with an armour-plated back and multiple limbs. Gradually, he comes to terms with his new state – but his parents and sister are horrified and increasingly revolted. To them, Gregor is unclean, verminous and entirely repellent, and as he becomes more and more of a burden, their horror turns to a terrible indifference... First published in 1915, Kafka’s surreal existential novella explores concepts...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    '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...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    Phantastisches und Unheimliches, Paradoxes und Absurdes: Kafka beschreibt die unglaublichsten Sachverhalte nüchtern und minutiös. Grenzbereiche werden ausgeleuchtet, existenzielle Grund- oder Ausnahmesituationen in unvergessliche Bilder gefasst. Seine Texte haben die gleiche Intensität wie...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    Phantastisches und Unheimliches, Paradoxes und Absurdes: Kafka beschreibt die unglaublichsten Sachverhalte nüchtern und minutiös. Grenzbereiche werden ausgeleuchtet, existenzielle Grund- oder Ausnahmesituationen in unvergessliche Bilder gefasst. Seine Texte haben die gleiche Intensität wie...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    Das Urteil, Die Verwandlung, In der Strafkolonie, Ein Landarzt, Auf der Galerie, Elf Söhne, Vor dem Gesetz, Unglücklichsein, Großer Lärm, Kinder auf der Landstraße, Kleine Fabel, Ein...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka: A Harrowing, Yet Weirdly Comical, Reflection on Human Feelings of Inadequacy, Guilt, & Isolation — Keep Reading! It was no dream. Waking up one morning to uneasy dreams, salesman Gregor Samsa finds himself transformed into a monstrous vermin. His hard, armor-plated back makes getting up almost impossible. His frail, thin legs make for a stark contrast from his brown, domed belly. With nowhere to run, he is forced to face his family and deal with their disgust… lest he faces condemnation from the rest of society. As the sole breadwinner in his household, there was a time when he supplied their every need. Now that he is no longer able to do so,...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. Esta gran obra de Franz Fafka narra la pavorosa transformación del comerciante Gregorio Samsa en horrendo insecto, algo que impide trabajar y lleva a la ruina financiera a su familia. En un ambiente de pesadilla, la novela transmite al lector la sensación de excentricidad y de extrañamiento que asalta al protagonista, quien poco a poco va tomando conciencia de que se ha convertido en un parásito con respecto a sus seres más...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    Die Erzählung Ein Landarzt von Franz Kafka entstand im Jahr 1917 und wurde 1918 veröffentlicht. Im Jahre 1919 erschien das Buch Ein Landarzt mit der Erzählung gleichen Titels und dreizehn weiteren Prosatexten. Kafka selbst bezeichnete “Ein Landarzt” (die einzelne Erzählung, nicht die Sammlung) als eine der wenigen wirklich gelungenen Erzählungen von ihm. Zweifellos zeichnet sich diese Geschichte auch tatsächlich durch meisterliches dichterisches Können aus. Doch angesichts der zahlreichen anderen hervorragenden Erzählungen offenbart Kafkas Einschätzung von “Ein Landarzt” seinen hohen Anspruch an sich selbst, der im übrigen als Argument für die Ernsthaftigkeit der...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis is a novella by German author Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It is one of Kafka's greatest works, both dark and accessible at the same time. The protagonist, Gregor Samsa, wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a 'monstrous vermin'. He initially considers the transformation to be temporary and slowly ponders the consequences of this metamorphosis. Unable to get up and leave the bed, Gregor reflects on his job as a traveling salesman and cloth merchant, which he characterizes as exhausting and never-ending drudgery. He sees his employer as a despot and would quickly quit his job were he not his family's sole breadwinner and working off his...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    The Collected Works include the most important novellas and short stories of Franz Kafka. Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 - 3 June 1924) was a German-speaking Bohemian Jewish novelist and short-story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work, which fuses elements of realism and the fantastic, typically features isolated protagonists facing bizarre or surrealistic predicaments and incomprehensible socio-bureaucratic powers, and has been interpreted as exploring themes of alienation, existential anxiety, guilt, and absurdity. His best known works include Die Verwandlung (The Metamorphosis), Der Process (The Trial), and Das Schloss (The Castle). The...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    Throughout his amazing career, Franz Kafka created some of the most haunting, timeless, and enduring images of the nightmare world of everyday life. First published in 1915, 'The Metamorphosis' is one of Kafka's most famous works. The story begins when traveling salesman Gregor Samsa wakes from a series of disturbing dreams to discover that he has transformed overnight into a giant insect. Instead of arousing surprise or horror in his family, however, Gregor's condition is merely despised as an imposition, a burden. In addition to Kafka's 'The Metamorphosis,' this collection includes eight pieces by one of the fathers of the modern short story, Guy de Maupassant: 'The Englishman,' 'The...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    If Max Brod had obeyed Franz Kafka's dying request, Kafka's unpublished manuscripts would have been burned, unread. Fortunately, Brod ignored his friend's wishes and published The Trial, which became the author's most famous work. Now Kafka's enigmatic novel regains its humor and stylistic elegance in a new translation based on the restored original manuscript. Thirty-year-old Josef K., a financial officer in a European city bank, is suddenly arrested. He is subjected to hearings, questioning, and visits from officials. Defending his innocence against charges that are never explained to him, he watches his life dissolve into absurdity. Whether read as an existential tale or a parable, this...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes translated as The Transformation) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Samsa's transformation is never revealed, and Kafka never did give an explanation. The rest of Kafka's novella deals with Gregor's attempts to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    In the bizarre world of Franz Kafka, salesmen turn into giant bugs, apes give lectures at college academies, and nightmares probe the mysteries of modern humanity's unhappiness. More than any other modern writer in world literature, Kafka captures the loneliness and misery that fill the lives of 20th-century humanity. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories reveals the author's extraordinary talent in a variety of forms-prose poems, short stories, sketches, allegories, and novelettes-and showcases the straight-faced humor, startling psychological insight, and haunting imagination for which he is revered as a modern master. In this brilliant new translation, prize-winning translator Joachim...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    'Aber wir verstehen nicht. Oder glauben, nicht zu verstehen. Oder wir verstehen, können aber nicht sagen, was eigentlich.' 'Kafka erscheint uns rätselhaft, dabei schreibt er doch eigentlich in einer schlichten Prosa, seine Schilderungen sind präzise, seine Personen reden in einfachen Worten und es wird weder um das, was sie tun, noch um das, das sie reden, noch um das, was ihnen zustößt, ein großes Gewese gemacht. Aber wir verstehen nicht. Oder glauben, nicht zu verstehen. Oder wir verstehen, können aber nicht sagen, was eigentlich. Wir glauben immer etwas anderes, Drittes ausmachen zu müssen, das mit dem, was dort passiert, eigentlich bezeichnet wird, wir...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    The Metamorphosis is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Samsa's transformation is never revealed, and Kafka never did give an explanation. The rest of Kafka's novella deals with Gregor's attempts to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repulsed by the horrible, verminous creature Gregor has...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    'Ich werde das Tagebuch nicht mehr verlassen. Hier werde ich mich festhalten ...' schrieb Franz Kafka am 16. Dezember 1910 und formulierte damit das Programm für seine Tagebücher, die weit mehr enthalten als Erinnerungsnotizen ihres Verfassers: In ihnen stehen Briefentwürfe neben Erzählungen, Aphorismen neben Alltagsbeobachtungen und selbstreflexive Passagen neben literarischen Fragmenten. In der facettenreichen Lesung von Bodo Primus fügen sich Kafkas Tagebucheinträge aus über einem Jahrzehnt zu einem farbenprächtigen Mosaik zusammen, in dem die Grenze zwischen Literatur und Wirklichkeit langsam verschwimmt und der Mensch Kafka sichtbar...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    On his deathbed, Franz Kafka asked that all his unpublished manuscripts be burned. Fortunately, his request was ignored, allowing such works as The Trial to earn recognition among the literary masterpieces of the 20th century. This brilliant new translation of The Castle captures comedic elements and visual imagery that earlier interpretations missed. A traveler known only as K. is promised a job as Land-Surveyor by officials of the Castle. But when K. arrives in town to claim his position, he learns that owing to a clerical error, his services aren't needed after all. Seeking an explanation, K. endures increasingly frustrating setbacks as he strives in vain to simply make contact with...read more

  • Franz Kafka

    First published in 1925, The Trial tells the story of a man arrested for an unknown crime by a remote, inaccessible authority and his struggle for control over the increasing absurdity of his life. One of Franz Kafka's best-known works, The Trial has been variously interpreted as an examination of political power, a satirical depiction of bureaucracy, and a pessimistic religious parable. Left unfinished at the time of Kafka's 1924 death, The Trial is nevertheless a trenchant depiction of the seemingly incomprehensible nature of existence and a fascinating exploration of the universal issues of justice, power, freedom, and...read more