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An excellent way to get into Kafka, containing most if not all, his short-story's, and his masterpiece, the novella "Metamorphosis".As good a writer as Kafka was, his novels are most definitely worth reading and some are indeed masterpieces in their own right ("The Trial" pops into mind), but as a short story writer his writing excelled and he is in my opinion one of the all-time-greatest when it comes to mastering the smaller formats. Including such great story's such as his, in his own opinion...
The introduction written by Borges is beautiful.
Delightful stories - humanity bared, loved and loathed all at one
Made me feel the dread of existence all over again. 10/10 would read again.
I'll keep this short. This is my first ever Kafka and I'm somewhat disappointed. The largely adored Metamorphosis wasn't for me, I found myself constantly uncomfortable and very bored. I liked some of the stories a lot (would recommend them with visible fists) but the rest just dulled my brain. I'm well aware of the images in this book, I understand its significance in the world, however, I found most of it unbearable to read. Two stars for the really (really) good stories in there.
The many short stories of Franz in a distinct voice marked by Kafka of intense thoroughness of any kind of writing. Metamorphosis; Investigation of a Dog; The Great Wall of China; The Judgement; and many more.
A gift from G. Reading this author is enhanced by knowing a little of what the streets and cities of central Europe look and feel like.
Franz Kafka is adorable and his books are adorable. I can only get amazed. He's genious.
Tengo leídos tres de estos relatos y me tienen fascinada, me encanta.