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Recommended Books: The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony and Other Stories
 

The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony and Other Stories by Franz Kafka

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The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony and Other Stories

Franz Kafka
New York, New York: Simon & Schuster Inc., 1993

Elie WieselRecommended by:
Elie Wiesel

I remember the awakening that occurred in me when I read Franz Kafka for the first time. I remember it was in the evening when I began reading it. I spent the entire night reading and in the morning I heard the garbage collector around five o'clock. Usually, I was annoyed at the garbage collector. It's a very ugly noise that they make, ugly sounds. That morning I was happy. I wanted to run out and embrace them -- all these garbage collectors -- because they taught me that there was another world than the world of Kafka, which is absurd and desperate, and despairing.

About the Book

A new translation by Joachim Neugroschel of Kafka's classic tales of alienation and absurdity.




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