The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis

"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. He was laying on his hard, as it were armor-plated, back and when he lifted his head a little he could see his domelike brown belly divided into stiff arched segments on top of which the bed quilt could hardly keep in position and was about to slide off completely. His numerous legs, which were pitifully thin compared to the rest ...


Details The Metamorphosis

TitleThe Metamorphosis
ISBN9780553213690
Author
Release DateMar 1st, 1972
PublisherBantam Classics
LanguageEnglish
GenreClassics, Fiction, Fantasy, Literature, Short Stories, Philosophy
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Reviews The Metamorphosis

  • Rebecca
    2008-07-08
    I once used my copy to kill a beetle. Thereby combining my two passions: irony and slaughter. *wields*
  • Dan Schwent
    2011-05-02
    Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to discover he's been transformed into a giant beetle-like creature. Can he and his family adjust to his new form?The Metamorphosis is one of those books that a lot of people get dragooned into reading during high school and therefore are predisposed to loath. I managed to escape this fate and I'm glad. The Metamorphosis is quite a strange little book.Translated from German, The Metamorphosis is the story of how ...
  • Ken
    2008-12-19
    Endlessly dissected, ripped apart, its guts laid out on a slab, sewn back together, reconstructed, reinterpreted, misunderstood, misinterpreted, parodied, plagiarized, overanalyzed, and sadly sometimes underappreciated. Kafka’s The Metamorphosis is one of those jumping off points for modern literature, a key touchstone where so many good writers -- Borges, Nabokov, García Márquez – found inspiration in his work and studied it like a textboo...
  • Huda Yahya
    2013-12-10
    كم مرة رغب كافكا في الموت؟كم مرة أراد التلاشي من هذا العالم؟كم مرة شعر بالغربة حتى عن ذاته؟إن كان التورية تعرّي فلا تعرية مثل التي وجدناها هنا في هذا العمل الأدبي الفريد ،،الموجع و-ياللغرابة الممتع للغايةيرسم كافكا العلاقة بين الإنسان ونفسهيمزق ك...
  • Gaurav
    2012-03-12
    The MetamorphosisFranz KafkaThe Metamorphosis can quite easily be one of Franz Kafka’s best works of literature- one of the best in Existentialist literature. The author shows the struggle of human existence- the problem of living in modern society- through the narrator.Gregor Samsa wakes in his bed and discovers he has transformed into a some kind of a giant bug; he struggles to find what actually has happened to him, he looks around his small...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2014-05-31
    Arabic/English ReviewFirst read I got that impression: pretty disgusted yet very sadقرائتي الأولي لها شعرت بشئ من الحزن والكثير من القرف والاشمئزازSecond read,more emotional & sympathy for Kafka Samsaالقراءة الثانية شعرت بمشاعر حزن أكثر..وتعاطف مع كافكا,أقصد سامساREAD..FEEL..RE-READهي قصة تقرأها..تشعر به..وتعيد قرائ...
  • Nikki
    2007-12-27
    Gregor waking up one morning as a bug was a hilarious analogy of the effects an illness can have on someone, as well as on those who are close to him. Though the underlying story behind the hilarity of the analogy was anything but funny. I took it as more of a warning of what NOT to do when a loved-one is afflicted by some unfortunate disease or circumstance. I found his resistance of acknowledging to himself that he had become a bug in the begin...
  • Petra Eggs
    2014-04-16
    A paraphrase. When my ex-husband went out one evening from unsettling dreams of how faraway his wife was, he went out drinking and whoring. Next morning he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. A cockroach. Much he knew it though. None of his friends recognised it, in fact they preferred the cockroach to the person he had been and he had a great time. When it was time for him to come home, armour-plated as he was he crushed hi...
  • Mohammed Ali
    2017-02-25
    القراءة الثانية لهذه القصة الرائعة . تقرير من إحدى الجرائد : في الساعة الثانية من يوم الخميس الماضي و جد العاملون في أحد المناجم الخاصة لإستخراج الفحم جثة متعفنة، و بعد استخراجها بصعوبة و سط الروائح النتنة المتجمعة في ذلك المكان تحت سطح الأرض و نقل...
  • Ahmad Ebaid
    2014-05-17
    إنه أحمق عندما ينفق حياته على أحد, فلن يهتموا به أبداً عندما يصبح مسخاً !!
  • Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum
    2016-04-27
    Αυτό το σιχαμερά αξιαγάπητο μαμούνι που σπάραξε την καρδιά. Ο Γκρεγκορ που ξυπνώντας -μεταφορικά και κυριολεκτικά- κάποιο πρωινό για να τηρήσει με θρησκευτική ευλάβεια την καθημερινή του ρουτίνα και τον αγώνα για επιβίωση του ίδιου και ολόκληρη...
  • Glenn Russell
    2014-08-13
    Kafka’s classic tale written in 1912 is about the changes that can come about in our lives. Up until the very end, the entire tale takes place in an apartment of a mother, father, son and daughter. The son is unfortunately unable to continue to perform his job as a traveling salesman and support his family financially. This abrupt change forces the father, mother and daughter to exert more energy in their lives and take steps to earn money. Her...
  • Henry Avila
    2011-11-10
    Gregor Samsa awakes from a bad dream, into a mad nightmare, as he struggles, stuck in his own bed this weary, young traveling salesman, has overnight been miraculously transformed... incredibly Gregor is now a hideous bug, a dung beetle , or even a cockroach does it really matter what ? He has missed his train in more ways than one, but Samsa, is a real trooper, still thinks he can catch the locomotive and make that vile business trip, eventually...
  • s.penkevich
    2011-09-24
    It was no dream.Gregor Samsa awakes one day, changed forever. How unpredictable is life, one moment leading to a new labyrinth of existence where forward is the only motion available, our scars and choices following us in a tuneless parade with few interested spectators. Despite our lives being a personal struggle, it is constantly judged, criticized and appraised by all those whom we encounter. Oh, the injuries we inflict upon one another. We al...
  • Amira Mahmoud
    2014-08-27
    القراءة الثانية لكافكا المجنونهذا الرجل يعرف كيف يخلق حكايا سوداوية مُرعبةلا تستطيع أن تقرأها إلا وأنت فاغر فاهك وعيناك مشرعتان على اتساعهمابلا غزارة في الأحداث، ولا حتى في الشخصياتالتفاصيل، والتفاصيل فقطفي عالم كافكا تُدرك كم هي مُرعبة التفاص...
  • Omnya
    2015-05-14
    اللقاء الأول مع العزيز كافكاسمعت عن جنونه وسوداويته الكثير الكثيرولكني حقًا لم أتوقع أن يكون الحال هكذافعلى الرغم من صغر حجم الرواية إلا أنها حقًا مُرهقة جدًا في قرأتهاأن تستيقظ ذات صباح فتجد أن أصبحت شئ آخر حشرةٍ ما في الواقع أن تبدأ رواية هكذا ه...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    2017-07-29
    Surreal, inexplicable and unusual, Kafka explores the futility of human existence. Or does he? Gregor Sansa is turned into a bug and through the process he realises just how insignificant he is, how insignificant we all, ultimately, are in the greater scheme of things. He was his family’s backbone, holding them up, supporting them financially whist they took the easy path. However, when that backbone is removed the unit adapts; it carries on an...
  • Foad
    2013-11-16
    مسخ رو معمولاً به عنوان يه اثر فلسفى-اجتماعى ميشناسن، و همين كافيه كه همه ى خصوصيات داستان فراموش بشن و همه ى منتقدها به جای داستان، به مفاهيم پشت داستان توجه كنن. يعنى همه ى زحمات نويسنده براى ساختن پیکره ی داستان فراموش بشه و بر باد بره.حتماً حتماً ...
  • Araz Goran
    2015-03-14
    " إذ أستيقظ غريغور سامسا ذات صباح، على إثر أحلام سادها الاضطراب،، وجد أنه قد تحول، وهو في سريره الى حشرة " من المستحيل أن لا تشعر بالرعب والكآبة وانت تقرأ هذه البداية الكئيبة والتي تظاهي أشنع كوابيسنا..هذه الرواية الرمزية الكئيبة القاسية التي تتحدث ...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    2015-11-19
    Any day you wake up as a cockroach is a shit day.
  • Nahed.E
    2015-06-21
    القراءة المتأنية الأولي لكافكا بعد قرائتي لخواطره وعباراته البسيطة وبعض قليل من يوماياتهو ... من قال إن كافكا رائد الرواية الكابوسية ؟إنه - عن جدارة - رائد الفلسفة الكابوسية .. ففي رأيي أن هذه الرواية تعدت حدود الأدب ، وغاصت إلي أبعد حد في أعماق الفلس...
  • James
    2016-08-07
    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Metamorphosis, written in 1915 by Franz Kafka. I think most people are familiar with the premise of this book, and rather than do a normal review, I thought maybe I'd question how on earth Kafka came up with this one? It was such a great way to tell the story and teach a lesson... a man wakes up as a giant beetle? (I secretly suspect he came across a huge cockroach in his apartment while in NYC one day). And h...
  • ميقات الراجحي
    2016-01-25
    كافكا - المتحول : شخصية شاب يجد نفسه ذات يوم وقد تحول إلى حشرة.. حشرة ضارة أثر تلك الضغوط الذي يتعرض لها في حياته المنزلية والعملية والأهم هو أن من تعمل لديهم لايعنيهم من أمرك شيء بل أنت مجرد بقرة حلوب بالنسبة لديهم بتعبير الأوربيين … لا أحد مثل هذا ا...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    2014-02-07
    "Als Gregor Samsa eines Morgens aus unruhigen Träumen erwachte, fand er sich in seinem Bett zu einem ungeheueren Ungeziefer verwandelt." ("One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from restless dreams, he discovered in his bed that he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug.") This novella starts with a shock, but ignores the "why" and "how" (I don't think anyone in the book ever asked either of those questions) in favor of exploring G...
  • Kathy
    2007-05-09
    Technically I read this book in German, and if I could give it zero stars, I would. I read the first sentence (in German, mind you) around 3:30 in the morning earlier this semester, and was convinced I was loosing my mind and that I couldn't be translating it right. It read: "Gregor Samsa awoke on morning to discover that he had somehow transformed into a giant cockaroach". After typing the sentence into freetranslation.com and finding out I actu...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2010-01-21
    Die Verwandlung = The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka عنوان: مسخ: نوشته: فرانتس کافکا؛ مترجم: صادق هدایت؛ کتاب در قطع جیبی و شامل داستانهای: مسخ؛ گراکوس شکارچی؛ شمشیر؛ در کنیسه مانخستین ترجمه فارسی این اثر از متن فرانسه به قلم روانشاد صادق هدایت منتشر شد. سپس ترجمه بانو فرزانه...
  • Cecily
    2008-05-30
    NOTE: Some of the stories in this edition have also been published in separate collections, and those ones are reviewed under those titles (links included here).Many are short, poignant vignettes, rather than stories, though some have a surreal/magical angle. A definite voyeuristic slant to several (two are explicitly titled about looking through a window). Metamorphosis The provider turns parasite, and in giving up his life, liberates his family...
  • Samra Yousuf
    2017-03-03
    When I was a child,I used to get myself hide for some time and animatedly hear what’s everyone saying about my disappearance……we all are walled up by insecurities, incarcerated by uncertainties, captivated by absurdities and haunted by fears of losing the people we love so helplessly …………Kafka touches delicate strings of relations, with such audacity and ingenuousness that Metamorphosis becomes a voice on drum even after more than 1...
  • Carol
    2014-03-29
    What a shocking beginning.........Gregor Samsa is a devoted son working as a traveling salesman, a stressful job he abhors, in order to support his parents and seventeen year old sister, but looks forward to the time when all their debts will be paid so he can finally make a change.......... but not the kind he soon experiences. "As Gregor Samsa awoke from unsettling dreams one morning, he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous ver...
  • Abdelrahman fathy
    2017-03-03
    توقفت في حدود نصف ساعة بعد إنتهاء القصة ..أعجز عن كتابة أي شيء !! عن ترجمة أي مما يجول بخاطري ..شيئا ما بداخلي ليس بمكانه الصحيح! ..بماذا عبثت يا كافكا يا مجنون ؟ بماذا ؟ لنجمع شتات الأفكار .وأشلاء العواطف .ولنلملم الأحرف ..علنا نصف ربع ما بأعماقنا ..لنبدأ...