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  • July 2015
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-52194-8
  • 240 pages
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The Metamorphosis

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Franz Kafka (Author), Mark M. Anderson (Editor, Columbia University), Susan Bernofsky (Translator, Columbia University)


Franz Kafka's 1915 novella of nightmarish transformation became a worldwide classic and remains a century later one of the most widely read works of fiction in the world. This new and acclaimed translation is accompanied by possible inspirations and critical analysis of Gregor Samsa's strange story.

This Norton Critical Edition includes:

· Susan Bernofsky’s acclaimed new translation, along with her Translator’s Note.
· Introductory materials and explanatory footnotes by Mark M. Anderson.
· Three illustrations.
· Related texts by Kafka, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Rainer Maria Rilke, among others.
· Eight critical essays by Günther Anders, Walter H. Sokel, Nina Pelikan Straus, Mark M. Anderson, Elizabeth Boa, Carolin Duttlinger, Kári Driscoll, and Dan Miron.
· A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography.


Endorsements & Reviews

“Distinguishes itself from previous translations in its first sentence.” — Slate

“Vibrant . . . preserves the comedy as well as the tragedy of Kafka’s text.” — Times Literary Supplement

“This is the transforming text for you.” — Richard Howard

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