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- DescriptionThe hero of the story is called Samsa which sounds like a cryptogram for Kafka. Five letters in each word. The S in the word Samsa has the same position as the K in the word Kafka. The A ... It is t a cryptogram Franz interrupted, Samsa is t merely Kafka, and thing else. Metamorphosis is t a confession, it is an indiscretion. How is that? It is kind of delicate, and indiscreet, when one tries to talk about the bedbugs in one's own family. It is unusual to say the least to open a vel and the first line is about the main character waking up as a large insect. Most authors use symbolism to relate the theme of their work, t Franz Kafka. In Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung), Kafka uses a literary device that focuses the readers' attention on a single character that symbolizes himself and his life. The simple, but metaphorically multilayered, story depicts multiple similarities between Kafka's real life and Gregor Samsa, the leading charachter. At the time Kafka wrote Metamorphosis, his own life situation resembled to an astonishing degree Gregor Samsa's just before his metamorphosis. This is revealed by several of his diary entries and especially by a letter Kafka wrote to Max Brod in October 1912, which caused Brod to intervene with Kafka's mother. Besides his work in the insurance office, which was hateful eugh, Kafka also had to take on additional duties in the factory belonging to his father and brother-in-law and all his free writing time was gone, just at a time when The Trial had made a breakthrough into his mature literary style and needed all his attention.
- Author BiographyThe truthfulness and beauty of Kafka's work, its logic and bewitchrnent, has occupied critics and interpreters for decades. Kafka's prestige has steadily increased, so that today, it would require a lifetime to study and master the critical literature that has grown up around his work. Kafka was born in 1883 in Prague, then the capital of a province of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was born the citizen of a crumbling state, a German-speaker among Czech-speakers, a Jew among Gentiles, and in himself the loneliest of men. Estranged from Prague society, Kafka was also estranged from his own family. He felt particularly uneasy in his relationship with his father. Kafka perceived his father as brash, bombastic and relentlessly critical of a son he did not understand. Kafka's life and writings have attracted the attention of psychoanalysts and psychiatrists. He was writing around the same time as Freud was developing his ideas about the Oedipus complex. Kafka did not live alone until he was thirty three; and he did not live with a woman until the last year of his life, when he fled Prague for Berlin. His poverty and the cold of winter in inflation-ridden Germany exacerbated his tuberculosis, and he died at the age of forty-one.
- Author(s)Franz Kafka
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication20/11/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight159 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine6 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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