The Metamorphosis and Other Stories Author:Franz Kafka, Stanley Appelbaum (Translator) 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." N... more »ote.« less
There's a reason that the adjective 'kafkaesque' has entered the vocabulary, and after you read this short story collection you'll know what it is. Franz Kafka's quirky worldview is effectively showcased in his short stories, which seem to be best enjoyed a few at a time.