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A Metamorfose (adaptação em quadrinhos)

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Este livro traz o clássico de Kafka, 'A metamorfose', em versão adaptada para os quadrinhos. O estilo do artista gráfico Peter Kuper, uma fusão entre os quadrinhos norte-americanos e o expressionismo alemão, faz com que a prosa de Kafka ganhe vida, revivendo todo o humor e a sagacidade do texto original, em que Kafka retrata a família, a alienação, através da história de u...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published 2004 by Conrad Editora (first published August 5th 2003)
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Anna Gutierrez
A man wakes up one day to find he has been changed into a large insect. The story follows his efforts to deal with this, and his family's reaction to the change. But it's not just a story about a man turning into a insect, it's a clever way of writing about how a family would deal with the main breadwinner in the house becoming unable to work, the way a family reacts to someone who is disabled. It could also be an analogy for how a family treats a member of the family who is now old and needs to...more
The Metamorphosis is the story of the young travelling salesman Gregor Samsa, who wakes up one morning to discover he has turned into a giant beetle. Gregor’s family is disgusted by this event, and he quickly becomes shut off from his family, his former life, and the world. The Metamorphosis is the story of Gregor adjusting to this change in his life and how his state affects his family and the way they live their lives.

The illustrations were absolutely gorgeous. Everything about this book was p...more
This was a fairly great graphic novel in my opinion. The art is astoundingly amazing, and the way the text is incorporated into the panels is so interesting. I did find it a little hard to follow if you aren't giving each panel your full attention, but even if you don't you'll catch the idea of it. Mainly the story is about how the Main character goes from being the bread winner to burden, and you see the family struggle to deal with what change their son had to go through, which gives them the...more
Paul Mirek
Kuper's bold style is a perfect fit for this literary adaptation, and I was even proud to recognize some of the early 20th-century cartooning influences he mentions in the introduction. His Gregor is a shambling but sympathetic monstrosity that's slowly twisted into something even more inhuman, and Kuper depicts Gregor's family members with equal skill. There are some great examples of formal composition as well: one where Gregor crawls across the page onto the ceiling in a spiral layout is part...more
Follow one of the world's most famous short stories through an illustrator's lens in this 2003 adaptation. Gregor Samsa awakens for work one day to find himself transformed into a bug. His world quickly darkens as his fate unravels. The illustrations capture the darkness of Gregor's new reality, leaving the reader with little to interpret on their own. For instance, the first depiction of Gregor's father in the graphic novel shows the man with a ferocious scowl on his face as he bangs on Gregor'...more
I read this back when I was in high school and all I remembered about this book was that the main character turns into a cockroach. I had a vague feeling that I had liked it, but probably never understood what it was about to begin with.

I've been reading some classics in graphic format lately. I was at the library and they caught my eye. I figured by reading this one, the memories of the story would come back, but it only made me realize that I had truly forgotten what this book was all about.

Arya Moaref

The Metamorphosis is really about a man who wakes up one day to realize that he is a cockroach. His family does not accept him from then on and he is the only one who does the bulk of moneymaking. Yet none of his family members want him and by the end not only do they want him to die but also his dad actually tries to murder him at one point.


I felt like the beginning was nice in how the author shows what it would be like to be a cockroach and he really does a great job of showing th...more
Frank Kafka’s dark surreal vision is given an appropriately skewed graphic treatment. Gregor Samsa’s plight is either a descent into madness or a sad commentary on the transient nature of a wasted life. Samsa believed that all his self-sacrifice as a salesman meant that he was providing for his family. But when he is stricken with a strange transformation (a metaphor for deformity, illness, insanity or crippling injury?), he proves peripheral to his family.

They carry on without him, managing fi...more
Sally Monem
Metamorphosis, the graphic novel, was illustrated by Peter Kuper. The graphic novel follows the storyline of the classic novel, however it takes away the large amount of details that are present in the novel. Metamorphosis is the story of a man by the name of Gregor who one day wakes up and realizes he is a cockroach. The graphic novel beautifully illustrates the treacherous tale of how Gregor struggled with his new found situation, and with how his family dealt with this huge burden. The graph...more
Sep 30, 2014 Victoria rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Andrew
Recommended to Victoria by: Me
One day, Gregor wakes up inexplicably transformed into a giant cockroach! He's in his regular bed, in his regular room, in his regular house, and everything was normal last night. So what happened? As the sole provider for his entire family; his mother, his father and his sister Grete; who all live with him, his family soon starts to have to find other ways to live. Gregor is imprisoned in his room and everybody avoids him, and slowly, the world continues spinning. As he faces discrimination and...more
Benjamin DeSalvo
Gregor wakes up one morning to discover that he's become a "monstrous vermin" (1.1). As he struggles to come to terms with his new body, he realizes that he's late for his job as a traveling salesman. First his mother, then his father and sister, knock on his bedroom door in an effort to get him out of bed. His supervisor, the office manager, arrives to inquire about his absence. With his parents pleading with the office manager outside his bedroom door and his sister sobbing in another room, Gr...more
The Metamorphosis is the story of a hardworking, traveling salesman man, named Gregory Samsa who one day wakes up and finds he is turned into a monstrous insect creature. However, the cause of how he turned to be in his physical appearance is never stated, throughout the novel. His family is not to happy with this and are disgusted with this fact. He is immediately cut off from his family. The theme indicate how one's disability can affect a family. The detailed illustrations capture the darknes...more
This book is a good book. I like this book because I learn something new. This book tells us how our feeling can make us look like and live with it. We all have feelings, we talk to people, we do things jus the way we think it is the best or it is a good thing to do. Our sad, angry and happy feelings can change us to something new behavior, which is not our normal behavior. The changing of us can be good and bad. In this book Gregor change into an insect. The changing of him shows how is he feel...more
John Hornbrook
The metamorphosis I read was adapted by Peter Kuper. This is a small story of a traveling salesman who one day turns into a giant bug, what looks like a cockroach to me. The illustrations are fitting for the characters and story. They are black and white but full of personality and facial descriptions. The meanings behind the story are ambiguos. After reading this it left me with the idea in my mind of " what was it really about " although there are hints that a larger meaning rests behind the i...more
Peter Kuper does an excellent job of adapting Kafka's classic novella into a graphic format. The art style is very stark and succeeds in conveying the tone of the original story. I particularly enjoyed the depiction of the three lodgers, though everything is displayed splendidly.
"Metamorphosis", a 79 page novel written by Franz Kafka and adapted by Peter Kuper, is a story of a young man who tirelessly works to support his family and to gain his father's approval. Being the breadwinner for the family has now become an expectation for the family. One day the man, Gregor, unexpectedly turns into a giant insect. His family is now ashamed of him and feel it is a burden to provide and care for him. Once the provider now needs providing. As time passes his family begins to giv...more
The Metamorphosis is a 79 page graphic novel adapted by Peter Kuper and originally written by Franz Kafka. The story begins with Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman waking up and realising that he has transformed into a cockroach. Originally, he was the breadwinner of the family, he made all of the money and every family member relied on him to provide. Samsa’s boss comes to the house and demands that he sees Gregor, but eventually like everybody else nobody comes to see him. Everybody is terrif...more
Great graphic novel version of Kafka's Metamorphosis. I think that I actually prefer it to the original short story.
Luana Fortes Miranda
Voilà une adaptation bien fait du livre. La qualité de l'ouvre de Kafka n'était pas perdu dans cette bande dessinée.
This book is about a man who lives with his parents and then turns into a bug. He continues to live in his house, but has shocked his family. His life changes and he changes his families life drastically, they have to change their whole lifestyle so they can afford living in their house because the man brought in the money for his family. In the end he dies and his family has to move into a smaller apartment to support themselves. I found this book an interesting concept, but I didn't really enj...more
I give this story 3 & a half vomit blobs. (and that's a good thing!)
Вот как бы вы поступили, если бы ночью превратились в огромного и отвратительного жука? Но Грегора Замзу огорчает вовсе не тот факт, что он потерял человеческий облик, а то, что он в таком виде не успеет добраться до работы. Да и все окружающие совсем не удивлены подобным превращением - их огорчает сам жук, но никакого интереса к тому, почему так произошло, они не испытывают.

Впрочем, если так разобраться, человеческий облик Замза своей никчемной жизнью и не заслужил. Если бы не отношение родств...more
Brittany Hale
The Metamorphosis is a dark and twisted book, It starts off with a traveling salesmen, Gregor Samsa awakening to a horrible surprise. He is no longer a human, he transformed into an insect, A cock roach to be exact. He's not sure how to go along with his new appearence, but while he’s trying to find out his family becomes worried. When they find out about his change, they are unsure on how to deal with his situation. As time goes on they actually start to treat him like a bug and not a family me...more
Kristen Fiore
This book was not my favorite. It was too confusing for me. One day, this man wakes up and he’s a huge bug. He explained how his life was all about work to support his family. Him being a bug didn’t settle well with everyone in the house. The father wanted to kill him, the sister cleaned his room only if he was hiding under the couch with a blanket covering him, and the mother would feed him trash. I saw a connection though when the mother gave him trash compared to when he was human and he wou...more
My first reaction to the novel "The metamorphosis" was that "It is a really weird story". I can hardly say I enjoyed the novel since the mood was too dark, and the story began tragically. Usually novels begin with calm or covered events, but the this novel was quite extreme for me to read as the main character , Gregor Samsa has changed into a vermin. Eventually I finished the book with weird feelings as if I read Edgar Allan Poe's novels. However, it was not just a scary or bizarre book but als...more
This 80-page graphic novel by Peter Kuper is an interpretation of Franz Kafka's novel of the same name. I have never read the Kafka novel, but I thought that this graphic novel could be an introduction to the storyline of Kafka's famous book, which I have wanted to read for sometime. Basically, it tells the story of a man who gets turned into a massive beetle and is forced by his parents to live in a room of their house, ostracized from normal family life. The ending of the story is not a happy...more
While the idea of a traveling salesman-turned-cockroach is an intriguing one, the essence of this story can be found in the characters surrounding the shocking event and how their true natures are revealed, or quite simply transformed by it. It's in the examination of family life that Kafka offers his keen observations and greatest attack against capitalism and the ruthless nature of people emerging under such a system. He uses the family as a microcosm of human behavior in the face of modernity...more
It's been well over a decade since I read Kafka's "The Metamorphosis," which has one of the most memorable opening lines of all time. I thought that revisiting it in the graphic novel format was appropriate enough, given the surreal nature of the story. Kuper's artwork, which combines German Expressionism and the visual language of American comics, is terrific. At times the images of the Samsa family looked like they'd been drawn by R. Crumb. This came out in 2003, and since then the trend of in...more
Suiany Zimermann
A Metamorfose de Kafka, conta a história de Gregor Samsa, um caixeiro-viajante que, acorda atrasado num dia de trabalho, metamorfoseado em inseto e... é basicamente isso até o fim da trama.

Como todo clássico, A Metamorfose destaca-se pela linguagem atual. Possui também uma leitura fácil, recomendada à todos. Porém, assim como A Revolução dos Bichos, de George Orwell, este é um livro pequeno, mas cheio de significações.

Através da realidade em que Gregor se encontra podem surgir milhões de teses a...more
Louis Shalako
The Book is 77 pages in my reader. I've never read Kafka before, and I have no idea of what it is about. However, some of the writing is beautiful--see the end of the excerpt--and the gist of it is that Gregor, a travelling salesman, woke up one morning and discovered that he had turned into a bug.

...‘he’s turning the key.’ For Gregor that was a great encouragement.

But they all should’ve called out to him, including his father and mother, ‘Come on, Gregor,’ they should’ve shouted, ‘keep going,...more
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American alternative cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his autobiographical, political, and social observations.

Kuper's work in comics and illustration frequently combines techniques from both disciplines, and often takes the form of wordless comic strips. Kuper remarked on this, "I initially put comics on one side and my illustration in another compartment, but over the years I found th...more
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