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The Essential Kafka - The Castle; The Trial; Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Paperback, UK ed.): Franz Kafka The Essential Kafka - The Castle; The Trial; Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Paperback, UK ed.)
Franz Kafka; Series edited by Keith Carabine; Translated by John R. Williams; Introduction by John R. Williams 2
R87 R78 Discovery Miles 780 Save R9 (10%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Like George Orwell, Franz Kafka has given his name to a world of nightmare, but in Kafka's world, it is never completely clear just what the nightmare is. The Trial, where the rules are hidden from even the highest officials, and if there is any help to be had, it will come from unexpected sources, is a chilling, blackly amusing tale that maintains, to the very end, a relentless atmosphere of disorientation. Superficially about bureaucracy, it is in the last resort a description of the absurdity of 'normal' human nature. Still more enigmatic is The Castle. Is it an allegory of a quasi-feudal system giving way to a new freedom for the subject? The search by a central European Jew for acceptance into a dominant culture? A spiritual quest for grace or salvation? An individual's struggle between his sense of independence and his need for approval? Is it all of these things? And K? Is he opportunist, victim, or an outsider battling against elusive authority? Finally, in his fables, Kafka deals in dark and quirkily humorous terms with the insoluble dilemmas of a world which offers no reassurance, and no reliable guidance to resolving our existential and emotional uncertainties and anxieties.

The Trial: Metamorphosis: In the Penal Colony: Playscript (Paperback): Franz Kafka The Trial: Metamorphosis: In the Penal Colony: Playscript (Paperback)
Franz Kafka; Volume editing by Steven Berkoff; Steven Berkoff
R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Die Verwandlung/Metamorphosis - Bilingual Parallel Text in Deutsch/English (Paperback): Franz Kafka Die Verwandlung/Metamorphosis - Bilingual Parallel Text in Deutsch/English (Paperback)
Franz Kafka; Translated by David Wylie; Edited by Natasha Vavere; Summary by Mariella De Souza; Contributions by Andreas Koch; Cover design or artwork by …
R206 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R15 (7%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
The Trial - new translation by Isabel Tucker (Hardcover): Franz Kafka The Trial - new translation by Isabel Tucker (Hardcover)
Franz Kafka; Translated by Isabel Tucker
R275 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R40 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'In the end, out of nothing at all, an enormous fabric of guilt will be conjured up.' One morning Josef K. is arrested for a crime he did not commit. In fact, he is never even told the nature of the offense. His life is thrown into turmoil as he becomes enmeshed in a struggle to prove his innocence. As the confounding case unfolds, K. is ultimately powerless - battling against a remote and uncaring bureaucracy. This striking hardback edition features a new translation by Isabel Tucker. Due to its posthumous publication, The Trial 's original text is largely unedited and Tucker emends certain details while retaining the enigmatic and surreal style which marks Kafka's brilliance. Filled with psychological tension and disconcerting parallels with the modern world, The Trial is a dystopian masterpiece by one of the greatest writers in the German-language. ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Silhouette Classics are high-quality hardback editions with contemporary cover-designs. Presented with dust jackets and beautiful colour end-papers, the titles in this series make wonderful gifts or collectibles for any classic literature lover.

The Lost Writings (Hardcover): Franz Kafka The Lost Writings (Hardcover)
Franz Kafka; Edited by 'Reiner Stach; Translated by Michael Hofmann
R364 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R65 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Metamorphosis (Paperback): Franz Kafka Metamorphosis (Paperback)
Franz Kafka
R174 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R30 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Paperback): Franz Kafka Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Paperback)
Franz Kafka; Translated by Michael Hofmann 1
R229 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R39 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This collection of new translations brings together the small proportion of Kafka's works that he himself thought worthy of publication. It includes Metamorphosis, his most famous work, an exploration of horrific transformation and alienation; Meditation, a collection of his earlier studies; The Judgement, written in a single night of frenzied creativity; The Stoker, the first chapter of a novel set in America and a fascinating occasional piece, and The Aeroplanes at Brescia, Kafka's eyewitness account of an air display in 1909. Together, these stories reveal the breadth of Kafka's literary vision and the extraordinary imaginative depth of his thought.

The Metamorphosis - A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky (Paperback): Franz Kafka The Metamorphosis - A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky (Paperback)
Franz Kafka; Translated by Susan Bernofsky; Introduction by David Cronenberg
R217 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R38 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Franz Kafka s 1915 novella of unexplained horror and nightmarish transformation became a worldwide classic and remains a century later one of the most widely read works of fiction in the world. It is the story of traveling salesman Gregor Samsa, who wakes one morning to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect. This hugely influential work inspired George Orwell, Albert Camus, Jorge Louis Borges, and Ray Bradbury, while continuing to unsettle millions of readers. In her new translation of Kafka s masterpiece, Susan Bernofsky strives to capture both the humor and the humanity in this macabre tale, underscoring the ways in which Gregor Samsa s grotesque metamorphosis is just the physical manifestation of his longstanding spiritual impoverishment."

Kafkaesque - Fourteen Stories (Paperback): Franz Kafka Kafkaesque - Fourteen Stories (Paperback)
Franz Kafka; Adapted by Peter Kuper; Translated by Peter Kuper
R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Long fascinated with the work of Franz Kafka, Peter Kuper began illustrating his stories in 1988. Initially drawn to the master's dark humour, Kuper adapted the stories over the years to plumb their deeper truths. Working from new translations of the classic texts, Kuper has reimagined these iconic stories for the twenty-first century, using setting and perspective to comment on contemporary issues. Long-time lovers of Kafka will appreciate Kuper's innovative interpretations, while Kafka novices will discover a haunting introduction to some of the great writer's most beguiling stories. Kafkaesque stands somewhere between adaptation and wholly original creation, going beyond a simple illustration of Kafka's words to become a stunning work of art.

Die Verwandlung (German, Paperback): Franz Kafka Die Verwandlung (German, Paperback)
Franz Kafka
R88 Discovery Miles 880 Ships in 10 - 20 working days
The Metamorphosis (Paperback): Franz Kafka The Metamorphosis (Paperback)
Franz Kafka
R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Great Horror and Fantasy Collection (Paperback): Various Authors, Wilkie Collins, Franz Kafka, H. P Lovecraft, Bram Stoker,... The Great Horror and Fantasy Collection (Paperback)
Various Authors, Wilkie Collins, Franz Kafka, H. P Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, …
R1,561 R1,227 Discovery Miles 12 270 Save R334 (21%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
The Trial - new translation by Isabel Tucker (Paperback): Franz Kafka The Trial - new translation by Isabel Tucker (Paperback)
Franz Kafka; Translated by Isabel Tucker
R180 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R29 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'In the end, out of nothing at all, an enormous fabric of guilt will be conjured up.' One morning Josef K. is arrested for a crime he did not commit. In fact, he is never even told the nature of the offense. His life is thrown into turmoil as he becomes enmeshed in a struggle to prove his innocence. As the confounding case unfolds, K. is ultimately powerless - battling against a remote and uncaring bureaucracy. Due to its posthumous publication, The Trial's original text is largely unedited. In this new translation, Isabel Tucker emends certain details while retaining the enigmatic and surreal style which marks Kafka's brilliance. Filled with psychological tension and disconcerting parallels with the modern world, The Trial is a dystopian masterpiece by one of the greatest writers in the German-language.

Metamorphosis (Paperback): Franz Kafka Metamorphosis (Paperback)
Franz Kafka 1
R156 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R25 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.' Featuring an ordinary man who wakes up to find himself turned into a giant cockroach, Kafka's masterpiece of unease and black humour, Metamorphosis, is brought together here with the best of his short stories. A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

The Trial (Hardcover): Franz Kafka The Trial (Hardcover)
Franz Kafka; Introduction by David Stuart Davies; Translated by Douglas Scott, Chris Waller 1
R190 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R26 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Through tight dialogue and absurd settings Franz Kafka creates a maze-like prose to mimic the bureaucracy of early twentieth-century Germany, trapping his protagonist in an unlawful conviction that alters the path of his life. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is translated from German by Douglas Scott and Chris Waller, and features an afterword by David Stuart Davies. On the morning of his thirtieth birthday, a young bank official named Joseph K is arrested although he has done nothing wrong and is never told what he's been charged with. The Trial is the chronicle of his fight to prove his innocence, of his struggles and encounters with the invisible Law and the untouchable Court where he must make regular visits. It is an account, ultimately, of state-induced self-destruction presenting in a nightmarish scenario the persecution of the outsider and the incomprehensible machinations of the state. Using the power of simple, straightforward language Kafka draws the reader into this bleak and frightening world so that we too experience the fears, uncertainties and tragedy of Joseph K.

The Trial (Paperback): Franz Kafka The Trial (Paperback)
Franz Kafka 1
R178 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R30 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

A terrifying psychological trip into the life of one Joseph K., an ordinary man who wakes up one day to find himself accused of a crime he did not commit, a crime whose nature is never revealed to him. Once arrested, he is released, but must report to court on a regular basis - an event that proves maddening, as nothing is ever resolved. As he grows more uncertain of his fate, his personal life - including work at a bank and his relations with his landlady and a young woman who lives next door - becomes increasingly unpredictable. As K. tries to gain control, he succeeds only in accelerating his own excruciating downward spiral.

The Trial - New Translation by Isabel Tucker (Hardcover): Franz Kafka The Trial - New Translation by Isabel Tucker (Hardcover)
Franz Kafka; Translated by Isabel Tucker
R306 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R39 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Metamorphosis (Legend Classics) (Paperback): Franz Kafka The Metamorphosis (Legend Classics) (Paperback)
Franz Kafka; Translated by David Wyllie
R199 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R28 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Metamorphosis was first published in 1915 and is one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century. The novel is the masterpiece of Franz Kafka, who is cited as a key influence for many of today's leading authors and is one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century. Traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, wakes to find himself transformed into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Gregor's transformation is never revealed, and as he attempts to adjust to his new condition he becomes a burden to his parents and sister, who are repelled by the horrible, verminous creature Gregor has become.

Great Stories by Kafka and Rilke-Du (Paperback): Franz Kafka and Rainer Ma Great Stories by Kafka and Rilke-Du (Paperback)
Franz Kafka and Rainer Ma
R304 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R50 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

At the turn of the twentieth century, the city of Prague hosted a cosmopolitan culture whose literary scene abounded in experimental writers. Two of the city's natives are featured in this dual-language volume: Franz Kafka, whose fiction is synonymous with the anguish of modern life; and the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, whose stories unfold in the same transcendent lyricism as his verse. Twelve of Kafka's stories from the collection"

Kafka's Selected Stories (Paperback, Critical edition): Franz Kafka Kafka's Selected Stories (Paperback, Critical edition)
Franz Kafka; Edited by Stanley Corngold
R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This Norton Critical Edition is based on new translations by leading Kafka scholar and translator Stanley Corngold. Thirty stories are included, accompanied by detailed annotations. "Backgrounds and Contexts" offers a glimpse of Kafka s creative process through extracts from his letters, diaries, and conversations. "Criticism" collects ten essays on the major stories by Stanley Corngold, Danielle Allen, Walter Hinderer, Walter Sokel, Nicola Gess, Vivian Liska, Benno Wagner, John A. Hargraves, and Gerhard Kurz. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included."

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Paperback, New edition): Franz Kafka The Metamorphosis and Other Stories (Paperback, New edition)
Franz Kafka
R66 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R10 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Superb collection by modern master explores the complexity, anxiety and futility of modern life. Excellent new English translations of the title story (considered by many critics Kafka's most perfect work), plus "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A Country Doctor" and "A Report to an Academy." Note.

The Trial (Paperback): Franz Kafka The Trial (Paperback)
Franz Kafka 1
R205 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R33 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

A terrifying psychological trip into the life of one Joseph K., an ordinary man who wakes up one day to find himself accused of a crime he did not commit, a crime whose nature is never revealed to him. Once arrested, he is released, but must report to court on a regular basis--an event that proves maddening, as nothing is ever resolved. As he grows more uncertain of his fate, his personal life--including work at a bank and his relations with his landlady and a young woman who lives next door--becomes increasingly unpredictable. As K. tries to gain control, he succeeds only in accelerating his own excruciating downward spiral.

Metamorphosis (Paperback): David Wyllie Metamorphosis (Paperback)
David Wyllie; Franz Kafka
R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Trial by Franz Kafka (Paperback): Franz Kafka The Trial by Franz Kafka (Paperback)
Franz Kafka
R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (Paperback): Franz Kafka The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (Paperback)
Franz Kafka
R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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