E-book Metamorphosis

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Franz Kafka

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Metamorphosis is a novella by Franz Kafka. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed (metamorphosed) into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Gregor's transformation is never revealed, and Kafka himself never gave an explanation. The rest of Kafka's novella deals with Gregor's attempts to adjust to his new condition as he deals with being burdensome to his parents and sister, who are repelled by the horrible, verminous creature Gregor has become. One day, Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect (the most common translation of the German description ungeheur Ungeziefer, literally "monstrous vermin"). He reflects on how dreary life as a traveling salesman is. As he looks at the wall clock, he notices that he has overslept and missed his train for work. He ponders the consequences of this delay. Gregor becomes annoyed at how his boss never accepts excuses or explanations from any of his employees no matter how hard-working they are, displaying an apparent lack of trusting abilities. Gregor's mother knocks on the door, and he answers her. She is concerned for Gregor because he is late for work, which is unorthodox for him. Gregor answers his mother and realizes that his voice has changed, but his answer is short, so his mother does not notice. His sister, Grete, to whom he is very close, then whispers through the door and begs him to open it. He tries to get out of bed but is incapable of moving his body. While trying to move, he finds that his office manager, the chief clerk, has shown up to check on him. He finally rocks his body to the floor and calls out that he will open the door shortly.
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Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka

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Praga, 1883 - Kierling, Austria, 1924. Escritor checo en lengua alemana. Nacido en el seno de una familia de comerciantes judíos, Franz Kafka se formó en un ambiente cultural alemán, y se doctoró en Derecho. Pronto empezó a interesarse por la mística y la religión judías, que ejercieron sobre él una notable influencia. Su obra, que nos ha llegado en contra de su voluntad expresa, pues ordenó a su íntimo amigo y consejero literario Max Brod que, a su muerte, quemara todos sus manuscritos, constituye una de las cumbres de la literatura alemana y se cuenta entre las más influyentes e innovadoras del siglo XX. En 1913, el editor Rowohlt accedió a publicar su primer libro, Meditaciones, que reunía extractos de su diario personal, pequeños fragmentos en prosa de una inquietud espiritual penetrante y un estilo profundamente innovador, a la vez lírico, dramático y melodioso. Sin embargo, el libro pasó desapercibido; los siguientes tampoco obtendrían ningún éxito fuera de un círculo íntimo de amigos y admiradores incondicionales. Entre 1913 y 1919 Franz Kafka escribió El proceso, La metamorfosis y La condena y publicó El fogonero, que incorporaría más adelante a su novela América, En la colonia penitenciaria y el volumen de relatos Un médico rural.