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The Metamorphosis by  Franz KAFKA - Limited - 1984 - from Argosy Book Store (SKU: 282678)

The Metamorphosis

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The Metamorphosis

by KAFKA, Franz

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New York: Limited Editions Club, 1984. Limited. hardcover. fine. Jose Luis Cuevas. Translated by Willa & Edwin Muir. Drawings & Etchings by Jose Luis Cuevas. Introduction by Robert Coles. Thin 4to, olive green leather-backed boards, spine faded, slipcase scuffed. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1984. A fine copy in a very good(+) slipcase.<br/><br/> Limited edition - One of 1500 copies, signed by the artist.<br/><br/>

Synopsis

Franz Kafka was born in 1833 to a well-to-do middle-class Jewish family. His father, the self-made proprietor of a wholesale haberdashery business, was a domineering man whose approbation Franz continually struggled to win. The younger Kafka's feelings of inadequacy and guilt form the background of much of his work and are made explicit in his "Letter to His Father" (excerpted in this volume), which was written in 1919 but never sent. Kafka was educated in the German language schools of Prague and at the city's German University, where in 1908 he took a law degree. Literature, however, remained his sole passion. At this time he became part of a literary circle that included Franz Werfel, Martin Buber, and Kafka's close friend Max Brod. Encouraged by Brod, Kafka published the prose collection Observations in 1913. Two years later his story "The Stoker" won the Fontaine prize. In 1916 he began work on The Trial and between this time and 1923 produced three incomplete novels as well as numerous sketches and stories. In his lifetime some of his short works did appear: The Judgment (1916), The Metamorphosis (1916), The Penal Colony (1919), and The Country Doctor (1919). Before his death of tuberculosis in 1924, Kafka had charged Max Brod with the execution of his estate, ordering Brod to burn the manuscripts. With the somewhat circular justification that Kafka must have known his friend could not obey such an order, Brod decided to publish Kafka's writings. To this act of "betrayal" the world owes the preservation of some of the most unforgettable and influential literary works of our century.

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Argosy Book Store US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
282678
Title
The Metamorphosis
Author
KAFKA, Franz
Illustrator
Jose Luis Cuevas
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
Limited
Publisher
Limited Editions Club
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1984

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