The Metamorphosis Legend Classics

The Metamorphosis  Legend Classics
Author: Franz Kafka,David Wyllie
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9781787198982
Available:
Release: 2017-06-01
Editor: Legend Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Part of the Legend Classics seriesAs Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.The Metamorphosis - the masterpiece of Franz Kafka - was first published in 1915 and is one of the seminal works of fiction of the twentieth century. The novel is cited as a key influence for many of today’s leading authors; as Auden wrote: "Kafka is important to us because his predicament is the predicament of modern man".Traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, wakes to find himself transformed into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Gregor's transformation is never revealed, and as he attempts to adjust to his new condition he becomes a burden to his parents and sister, who are repelled by the horrible, verminous creature Gregor has become.A harrowing, yet strangely comic, meditation on human feelings of inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosishas taken its place as one of the most widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction.The Legend Classics series:Around the World in Eighty DaysThe Adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Importance of Being EarnestAlice's Adventures in WonderlandThe MetamorphosisThe Railway ChildrenThe Hound of the BaskervillesFrankensteinWuthering HeightsThree Men in a BoatThe Time MachineLittle WomenAnne of Green GablesThe Jungle BookThe Yellow Wallpaper and Other StoriesDraculaA Study in ScarletLeaves of GrassThe Secret GardenThe War of the WorldsA Christmas CarolStrange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr HydeHeart of DarknessThe Scarlet LetterThis Side of ParadiseOliver TwistThe Picture of Dorian GrayTreasure IslandThe Turn of the ScrewThe Adventures of Tom SawyerEmmaThe TrialA Selection of Short Stories by Edgar Allen PoeGrimm Fairy Tales

The Metamorphosis Legend Classics

The Metamorphosis  Legend Classics
Author: Franz Kafka
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9781787198982
Available:
Release: 2017-06-01
Editor: Legend Press Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century, The Metamorphosis finds traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, inexplicably transformed into a large, monstrous insect-like creature.

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories
Author: Franz Kafka,Joyce Crick
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9780199238552
Available:
Release: 2009-07-09
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

For the 125th anniversary of Kafka's birth comes an astonishing new translation of his best-known stories, in a spectacular graphic package.

The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis
Author: Franz Kafka
Pages: 126
ISBN: 9780393347098
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Release: 1996-02-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

When Gregor Samsa awakens one morning, he discovers that he has changed into a giant dung beetle.

The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis
Author: Franz Kafka,Charles Dizenzo
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0822207516
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Release: 1977
Editor: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Metamorphosis, Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman by trade, awakens one morning to find his body has mutated into that of a repulsive bug. Outwardly a monstrous insect, only his thought processes remain human. Whilst his family grow accustomed to supporting themselves without his once essential income, Gregor's suffering becomes ever more pronounced as he witnesses the corruption of their former dependence on him. This volume also includes a number of other short stories by Kafka, all newly translated.

The Metamorphosis A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky

The Metamorphosis  A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky
Author: Franz Kafka
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780393347654
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Release: 2014-01-20
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“This fine version, with David Cronenberg’s inspired introduction and the new translator’s beguiling afterword, is, I suspect, the most disturbing though the most comforting of all so far; others will follow, but don’t hesitate: this is the transforming text for you.”—Richard Howard Franz Kafka’s 1915 novella of unexplained horror and nightmarish transformation became a worldwide classic and remains a century later one of the most widely read works of fiction in the world. It is the story of traveling salesman Gregor Samsa, who wakes one morning to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect. This hugely influential work inspired George Orwell, Albert Camus, Jorge Louis Borges, and Ray Bradbury, while continuing to unsettle millions of readers. In her new translation of Kafka’s masterpiece, Susan Bernofsky strives to capture both the humor and the humanity in this macabre tale, underscoring the ways in which Gregor Samsa’s grotesque metamorphosis is just the physical manifestation of his longstanding spiritual impoverishment.

The Metamorphosis of the World

The Metamorphosis of the World
Author: Ulrich Beck
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780745690254
Available:
Release: 2016-09-02
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We live in a world that is increasingly difficult to understand. It is not just changing: it is metamorphosing. Change implies that some things change but other things remain the same capitalism changes, but some aspects of capitalism remain as they always were. Metamorphosis implies a much more radical transformation in which the old certainties of modern society are falling away and something quite new is emerging. To grasp this metamorphosis of the world it is necessary to explore the new beginnings, to focus on what is emerging from the old and seek to grasp future structures and norms in the turmoil of the present. Take climate change: much of the debate about climate change has focused on whether or not it is really happening, and if it is, what we can do to stop or contain it. But this emphasis on solutions blinds us to the fact that climate change is an agent of metamorphosis. It has already altered our way of being in the world the way we live in the world, think about the world and seek to act upon the world through our actions and politics. Rising sea levels are creating new landscapes of inequality drawing new world maps whose key lines are not traditional boundaries between nation-states but elevations above sea level. It is creating an entirely different way of conceptualizing the world and our chances of survival within it. The theory of metamorphosis goes beyond theory of world risk society: it is not about the negative side effects of goods but the positive side effects of bads. They produce normative horizons of common goods and propel us beyond the national frame towards a cosmopolitan outlook.

Metamorphosis and Other Stories

Metamorphosis and Other Stories
Author: Franz Kafka
Pages: 298
ISBN: UCSC:32106019703492
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Release: 2008
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A seemingly ordinary man, Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning only to discover that he has been transformed into a gigantic insect and must deal with the depression over his new physical alteration, as well as the rejection of his family, in a new translation, honoring the 125th anniversary of the author's birth. Reprint.

The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis
Author: Franz Kafka
Pages: 210
ISBN: 0393923207
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Release: 2016
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A man awakens to find himself transformed into a giant vermin; a performer starves himself to death as a circus attraction; a fiendish engine of capital punishment engraves the letter of the law into the body of the condemned. Such are the nightmare scenarios that emerge in the short stories of Franz Kafka, one of the twentieth century's most formative, mystifying literary figures. Though immediate in their impact, Kafka's stories invite endless angles of interpretation, from Freudian psychology and existentialist philosophy to animal studies. This volume presents "The Metamorphosis"--Together with several other of Kafka's best and best-known stories-in a nuanced, clear, and powerful translation by Ian Johnston.

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories
Author: Franz Kafka,Joyce Crick
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780191579868
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Release: 2009-07-09
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

'When Gregor Samsa woke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed into some kind of monstrous vermin.' With a bewildering blend of the everyday and the fantastical, Kafka thus begins his most famous short story, The Metamorphosis. A commercial traveller is unexpectedly freed from his dreary job by his inexplicable transformation into an insect, which drastically alters his relationship with his family. Kafka considered publishing it with two of the stories included here in a volume to be called Punishments. The Judgement also concerns family tensions, when a power struggle between father and son ends with the father passing an enigmatic judgement on the helpless son. The third story, In the Penal Colony, explores questions of power, justice, punishment, and the meaning of pain in a colonial setting. These three stories are flanked by two very different works. Meditation, the first book Kafka published, consists of light, whimsical, often poignant mood-pictures, while in the autobiographical Letter to his Father, Kafka analyses his difficult relationship in forensic and devastating detail. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect

The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect
Author: Roger Williams
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781411602199
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Release: 2006-09
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a time not far from our own, Lawrence sets out simply to build an artifical intelligence that can pass as human, and finds himself instead with one that can pass as a god. Taking the Three Laws of Robotics literally, Prime Intellect makes every human immortal and provides instantly for every stated human desire. Caroline finds no meaning in this life of purposeless ease, and forgets her emptiness only in moments of violent and profane exhibitionism. At turns shocking and humorous, "Prime Intellect" looks unflinchingly at extremes of human behavior that might emerge when all limits are removed. An international Internet phenomenon, "Prime Intellect" has been downloaded more than 10,000 times since its free release in January 2003. It has been read and discussed in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Slovenia, South Africa, and other countries. This Lulu edition is your chance to own "Prime Intellect" in conventional book form.

Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses
Author: Ovid
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105005719450
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Release: 1960
Editor: Signet Book
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ovid's magnificent panorama of the Greek and Roman myths-presented by a noted poet, scholar, and critic. Prized through the ages for its splendor and its savage, sophisticated wit, The Metamorphoses is a masterpiece of Western culture-the first attempt to link all the Greek myths, before and after Homer, in a cohesive whole, to the Roman myths of Ovid's day. Horace Gregory, in this modern translation, turns his own poetic gifts toward a deft reconstruction of Ovid's ancient themes, using contemporary idiom to bring to today's reader all the ageless drama and psychological truths vividly intact.

The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis
Author: Franz Kafka
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780393523140
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis
Author: Anonim
Pages: 687
ISBN: 9780080536354
Available:
Release: 1996-02-21
Editor: Academic Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Metamorphosis addresses various facets of postembryonic development, particularly signal transduction, morphogenesis, cell-cell interactions, and programmed cell death. A key feature of the book is its exploration of the molecular mechanisms underlying these processes. Hormonal regulation of development The mechanisms of hormone action The steroid/thyroid hormone receptor family Morphogenesis and programmed cell death

The Metamorphosis of Plants

The Metamorphosis of Plants
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Pages: 123
ISBN: 9780262013093
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: MIT Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This edition . . . provides pictures situated in the text of all the plants to which [Goethe] refers, so that we can see for ourselves the specific points to which he is drawing our attention.--Henri Bortoft, author of "The Wholeness of Nature."

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis
Author: Franz Kafka,David Wyllie
Pages: 100
ISBN: 8172345135
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Release: 2014
Editor: FingerPrint! Classics
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories
Author: Franz Kafka
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781554812240
Available:
Release: 2015-12-01
Editor: Broadview Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A man awakens to find himself transformed into a giant vermin; a performer starves himself to death as a circus attraction; a fiendish engine of capital punishment engraves the letter of the law into the body of the condemned. Such are the nightmare scenarios that emerge in the short stories of Franz Kafka, one of the twentieth century’s most formative, mystifying literary figures. Though immediate in their impact, Kafka’s stories invite endless angles of interpretation, from Freudian psychology and existentialist philosophy to animal studies. This volume presents “The Metamorphosis”—together with several other of Kafka’s best and best-known stories—in a nuanced, clear, and powerful translation by Ian Johnston. The appendices provide philosophical, literary, and cultural context, as well as valuable selections from Kafka’s own letters and drawings.

The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories
Author: Franz Kafka
Pages: 486
ISBN: IND:39000004342338
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Release: 1988
Editor: Schocken
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Portrays a dreamlike world in which parables are even more obscure than the novels.

Aphorisms

Aphorisms
Author: Franz Kafka
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780805243369
Available:
Release: 2015-11-17
Editor: Schocken
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The aphorism eludes definition: it can appear to be a random jotting or a more polished observation. Whether arbitrary fragment or crystalline shard, an aphorism captures the inception of a thought. Franz Kafka composed aphorisms during two periods in his life. A series of 109 was written between September 1917 and April 1918, in Zürau, West Bohemia, while Kafka was on a visit to his sister Ottla, hoping for a brief respite following the diagnosis of the tuberculosis virus that would eventually claim his life. They were originally published in 1931, seven years after his death by his friend and literary executor Max Brod, under the title Betrachtungen über Sünde, Hoffnung, Leid, und den wahren Wag (Reflections on Sin, Hope, Suffering, and the True Way). The second sequence of aphorisms, numbering 41, originally appeared as entries in Kafka’s diary from January 6 to February 29, 1920. They, too, were published posthumously, under the title “Er”: Aufzeichnungen aus dem Jahr 1920 (“He”: Reflections from the Year 1920). Kafka’s aphorisms are fascinating glimpses into the lure and the enigma of the form itself.

Proteus

Proteus
Author: George Ferzoco
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781351151108
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Release: 2020-07-09
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since Ovid, the concept of metamorphosis has been an irresistible temptation for writers, not only as a metaphor for shifting personal identity but as a way of exploring ideas of cultural and political transition. The essays in this volume show how authors from Ovid, Chaucer, and Shakespeare to Thomas Mann, Karen Blixen, and 20th-century science fiction writers, have used this pervasive concept to raise fundamental questions about the nature and agency of radical change. Among the broad topics addressed are how shifts in scientific understanding intersect with and even effect transformations in literary expression; the differing values attached to the language of metamorphosis over time; and the connection between these values and structures of power, particularly gender relations. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Darko Suvin, Alessandro Perutelli, Elsa Linguanti, Douglas Burnham, Enrico Giaccherini, Lia Pacinotti, Michael St John, Rocco Coronato, Silvia Bruti, Elisabetta Cori, Judith Rorai Milanesi, Catherine Burgass, Luca Biagiotti, Stefania Magnoni, Daniel Weavis, Julian North, Ashley Chantler, Martin Halliwell, Patrick Quinn, Roberta Ferrari, Silvia Bigliazzi, and Nicoletta Caputo.