About the Book
A metaphor, according to the Oxford Dictionary, is a figure of speech in which a word is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis is spun around this figure of speech through the eyes of its central character - Gregor Samsa. Gregor Samsa is a travelling salesman who finds himself transformed into a large insect, one fine day. This unforeseen transformation affects Gregor Samsa a lot. How has this change affected him personally and professionally? What is the aftermath in Gregor Samsa’s life after the transformation? Grab a copy of Metamorphosis and get answers and insights into the diverse nature of the human mind.
About the Author
A German-speaking, Bohemian Jewish novelist and short story writer, Franz Kafka is widely recognized as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. Many of his works fuse realism and fantasy apart from exploring themes like alienation, existential anxiety, guilt and absurdity. Born into a middle-class family in Prague, he trained as a lawyer and was employed by an insurance company. Over the course of his life, Kafka wrote hundreds of letters to family, close friends, and his father, with whom he had a strained relationship. Even though he was engaged to several women, he never married. Franz Kafka died in 1924 at the age of 40 from tuberculosis.
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