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The metamorphosis [electronic resource] / Franz Kafka.

Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924 (Author). Cosham, Ralph. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781481540186 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1481540181 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (2hr., 03 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio : 2011.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Ralph Cosham.
Summary, etc.: "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."
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Alienation (Social psychology) > Fiction.

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