The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

Streaming Audiobook - 2011 | Unabridged.
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"One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug." With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young traveling salesman 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. Rather than being surprised at the transformation, the members of his family despise it as an impending burden upon themselves. 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."
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2011.
[United States] : Blackstone Audio, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
Characteristics: data file
digital,Digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 03 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Cosham, Ralph
hoopla digital

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