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The Complete Stories The Complete Stories brings together all of Kafka s stories, from the classic tales such as The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, and A Hunger Artist to shorter pieces and fragments that Max Brod, Kafka s literary executor, released after Kafka s death With the exception of his three novels, the whole of Kafka s narrative work is included in this volume penguinrandomhouseTwo Introductory parables Before the law Imperial message Longer stories Description of a struggle Wedding preparations in the country Judgment Metamorphosis In the penal colony Village schoolmaster The giant mole Blumfeld, and elderly bachelor Warden of the tomb Country doctor Hunter Gracchus Hunter Gracchus A fragment Great Wall of China News of the building of the wall A fragment Report to an academy Report to an academy Two fragments Refusal Hunger artist Investigations of a dog Little woman The burrow Josephine the singer, or the mouse folk Children on a country road The trees Clothes Excursion into the mountains Rejection The street window The tradesman Absent minded window gazing The way home Passers by On the tram Reflections for gentlemen jockeys The wish to be a red Indian Unhappiness Bachelor s ill luck Unmasking a confidence trickster The sudden walk Resolutions A dream Up in the gallery A fratricide The next village A visit to a mine Jackals and Arabs The bridge The bucket rider The new advocate An old manuscript The knock at the manor gate Eleven sons My neighbor A crossbreed A sport The cares of a family man A common confusion The truth about Sancho Panza The silence of the sirens Prometheus The city coat of arms Poseidon Fellowship At night The problem of our laws The conscripton of troops The test The vulture The helmsman The top A little fable Home coming First sorrow The departure Advocates The married couple Give it up On parables



10 thoughts on “The Complete Stories

  1. says:

    The idea that there exists such thing as a must read book is one of the great fallacies diluting literature To judge a reader unfavourably because a certain book is not on his or her shelf, rather than to praise and learn from the idiosyncratic choices to be found there instead, is to wish for a literature of bland homogeneity To


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    Around me things sink away like fallen snow, whereas for other people even a little liqueur glass stands on the table steady as a statue 4.5 stars.There are stories in this collection and these were by far my favorite kind that clutch and fumble and scrabble across the surface of your mind, entities so eerily misshapen and askew that


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    I think it s a little mistake to judge Kafka considering only The Metamorphosis There s a whole different view on things in some of his stories You re not going to find a nice, warm, fuzzy, Care Bear kind of book that line made sense in my mind But some of his stories do show another side of him I personally like the psychological twiste


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    There is a book written by Max Brod in 1928, four years after Kafka s death, titled Zauberreich Der Liebe The Kingdom of Love The Magic Realm of Love its main character inspired after Kafka I would be interested in reading it, if I could find the English translation somewhere This book was rejected by Walter Benjamin with arguments that make


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    The Old Man in the Woods Or The Monkeys by fire We monkeys have sat by this ever burning fire for generations because we are afraid to go outside the perimeter of its light into the dark Although we have tried to look beyond into the darkness everyday hoping to find something yet all of us are afraid to step out And this fear is not baseless, fo


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    Buy a good collection of Kafka s stories and put it in the bathroom Really.If you ve been led to believe that Kafka wrote drab stories about alienation and angst and that The Metamorphosis is a tradgedy , then take a magic marker, cross out the name on the spine, and pretend it s a weird book by Dave Sedaris or something Kafka s stories are smart, o


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    I first bought this in 2009, in an edition where Vintage had removed the full stops from the text in error, or to lure me into some Kakfaesque trap Thanks, Vintage I complained and received a freebie of Bulgakov s The Heart of a Dog instead I parked the stories for a long time, until this moment in time, when I revisited the most terrifying story in the


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    Probably most readable, rhythmic and rounded among these tales, so much so that I forced my brother to listen to me reading it aloud to him, is The Great Wall of China, which contains the immortal parable of the messenger.Kafka s tales are oblique, frequently, I think, resisting reading in terms of established philosophical or ideological positions Their ps


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    Kafka placed his own stories in a specific canon, included in the previous book I reviewed, called The Metamorphosis and Other Stories I agree with Kafka Those stories stand out among the rest However, reading all of his shorts gave me no less pleasure I liked his shorter stories most, as they packed meaning and depth into a small speck, like the small matter s


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    The recent so called scandalous revelations about Kafka s personal library as if turns out he read a slightly edgy quarterly of arts I began doing so in the 1960 s never stopped To read Kafka is to be carried away by the imagination of the centur The recent so called scandalous revelations about Kafka s personal library as if turns out he read a slightly edgy quart


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About the Author: Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka was one of the major fiction writers of the 20th century He was born to a middle class German speaking Jewish family in Prague, Bohemia presently the Czech Republic , Austria Hungary His unique body of writing much of which is incomplete and which was mainly published posthumously is considered to be among the most influential in Western literature.His stories include The Metamorphosis 1912 and In the Penal Colony 1914 , while his novels are The Trial 1925 , The Castle 1926 and Amerika 1927.Kafka s first language was German, but he was also fluent in Czech Later, Kafka acquired some knowledge of the French language and culture one of his favorite authors was Flaubert.Kafka first studied chemistry at the Charles Ferdinand University of Prague, but switched after two weeks to law This offered a range of career possibilities, which pleased his father, and required a longer course of study that gave Kafka time to take classes in German studies and art history At the university, he joined a student club, named Lese und Redehalle der Deutschen Studenten, which organized literary events, readings and other activities In the end of his first year of studies, he met Max Brod, who would become a close friend of his throughout his life, together with the journalist Felix Weltsch, who also studied law Kafka obtained the degree of Doctor of Law on 18 June 1906 and performed an obligatory year of unpaid service as law clerk for the civil and criminal courts.Kafka s writing attracted little attention until after his death During his lifetime, he published only a few short stories and never finished any of his novels, unless The Metamorphosis is considered a short novel Prior to his death, Kafka wrote to his friend and literary executor Max Brod Dearest Max, my last request Everything I leave behind me in the way of diaries, manuscripts, letters my own and others , sketches, and so on, is to be burned unread Brod overrode Kafka s wishes, believing that Kafka had given these directions to him specifically because Kafka knew he would not honor them Brod had told him as much Brod, in fact, would oversee the publication of most of Kafka s work in his possession, which soon began to attract attention and high critical regard.Max Brod encountered significant difficulty in compiling Kafka s notebooks into any chronological order as Kafka was known to start writing in the middle of notebooks, from the last towards the first, etc.All of Kafka s published works, except several letters he wrote in Czech to Milena Jesensk , were written in German.


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