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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
Feb 11, 2014 Anna Gutierrez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dov
This is a great interpretation and adaptation of Kafka's Metamorphosis. The humor and the horror are duking it out in that great spy vs spy way (thank you Peter Kuper) , and sentimentality is beautifully burlesqued and still there is a shifty (shifting) emotional resonance in there.

I love how reading this comic metamorphosis brings out parts of the prose I would not have weighted and makes me want to read the prose again and see what feels new.

One of my favorite tales about literary folk is th
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Eli
Apr 07, 2016 Eli rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
La historia me intrigó pero no termino de comprender por qué la situación de Gregor se volvió así. Me molestó muchísimo la actitud de su familia para con él y además porque no trataron de ayudarlo de alguna manera, quizás como ya había mencionado anteriormente, debo leer la versión completa de la historia para comprender mejor. El final fue confuso.
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
Summerlynn Avila
Tittle : The Metamorphosis Authors : Peter Kuper

The Metamorphosis by Peter Kuper informs us about a family that was selfish and non- loving.

"The Metamorphosis takes place at Gregors house.The story begins with the main characters Gregor , his boss , his parents and his sister. Gregor is a travels man who needs his job because he needs to support his family. Gregor was late for work one morning , As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a
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David Alamillo
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka tells the story of a man that works really hard to provide for his family but one day he wakes up into a nightmare.He has become a insect.

The metamorphosis takes place in a house hold with three family members Gregor the hard working son,Grete Gregors sister and his mom and dad. Gregor is a hard working man that takes care of his family and he is also very tired of his boss. Gregors boss makes him feel as if he is so little.One day when Gregor wakes up he is aw
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Deionta Wilson
The metamorphosis by Franz Kafka tells the story of a hard working man that hates bugs ironically turns into a roach.

The metamorphosis takes place at a home. The book begins with a hard working, man Gregor, as a clerk. Gregor is a hard working man his dad's business collapsed so he goes out of his way to support his family, until he was unable to when he woke up.His family helps for a while until his sister got a job.

This book was funny and fiction at the same time. I really enjoyed reading it b
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Matt Ryan
Jan 06, 2015 Matt Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One day, a man wakes up in his bed to find that he is no longer human, and that he is now a bug. The story covers his discoveries about himself, and how he adapts to the change, but mostly, the effect it has on his family and people around him. Arguments are had between them, whether they should be taking care of the bug or not. All the while, the main character in bug form is trying to piece all of this together.

This novel dragged me in just by hearing "Man wakes up and he is a bug". Its a simp
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Mariah
Feb 22, 2014 Mariah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Xian Xian
Jun 22, 2015 Xian Xian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I read Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis during either my junior year or senior year of high school. It wasn't particularly mind blowing for me. Kafka has a really dark, sort of dry, sense of humor. He writes surreal stuff as a sort of medium to I guess figure out his fears and insecurities. Despite that this story didn't really affect me at first, I realized that it is one of the greatest stories when it comes to that point of finally realizing no matter what you do, you'
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Elizabeth
Jan 31, 2010 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Amy
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
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Arya Moaref
Summary

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.

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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
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Marsha
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
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Sally Monem
Mar 11, 2013 Sally Monem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Austin
Oct 02, 2014 Austin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book was ausom one of the best graphic novels i have read.thr book is about a man who wakes up as a cockroach and has to live the rest of his life like that. itvwas very well written. it has a good story.
i gave it a 4 star rateing because it was a short book. it is also and easy read. i recomend this to anybody who lokes horror and also has a good story line.
Brian
May 05, 2016 Brian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read the book a few times. I've seen the live play. And now I've read the comic adaptation. I guess it's true that nothing can live up to the original. The comic adaptation just seems to lose some of the psychology that is so present in the book. While the art work fits with the style of writing, it lacks that emotional edge, that turmoil that the book so deeply conveyed.
Sandra Carolina
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March 16, 2016
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Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis. Adapted by Kuper, Peter. Three River Press. New York, 2003

In this Classic story adapted very cleverly and accurately by Peter Kuper , we have a beautifully illustrated graphic novel which re-tells the sad story of a lonely, overworked and resentful traveling salesman in an urban environment. Kuper has summarized Franz Kafka’s story, but has not changed the words used by Kafka. His graphics have portrayed the tragic circumstan
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Fabulantes
Sep 03, 2015 Fabulantes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"(...) La técnica escogida por Kuper será aquí la del esgrafiado (en este caso, rascando sobre una película negra y revelando el color blanco del soporte). Visualmente, el resultado recuerda a las xilografías de los pintores expresionistas alemanes -una elección por lo demás muy adecuada-. Junto a líneas angulosas o fuertes contrastes, encontramos una expresiva deformación de los personajes (especialmente el padre en sus varios momentos de cólera).
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Ian Wood
Feb 08, 2015 Ian Wood rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.

Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three-
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Teresa Rivas
The Metamorphosis by Peter Kuper is about a gentlemen named Gregor Samsa, a hard working man all for his family who at first appricate everything he does, after a while they dont,once he turns into a hedious bug and eventually abanded him and disowned him.
The Metamorphosis takes place in Germany. The graphic novel starts out with the main character Gregor, he works so hard for his family, the only one making money and bringing it to the table to make sure his family has what they need. But one
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Luis Hernandez
The metamorphosis by frank Kafka is about, Gregor is a salesman who works had to support his family. But his family treats him like an insect.
The metamorphosis takes place in the families home. The story begins with the main character, Gregor waking up as a roach. Gregor is a hardworking guy who supports his family. But his family treats him like an insect. When his family saw that he had transformed into an insect they wanted him gone. Because his dad didn't want his sister and mom to have an
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Cameron
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka tells the story of a hard working man to pay off his mom and dad's debt ends up being turned into a insect over night.

The Metamorphosis takes place in the home of a hard worker named Gregor. The story takes place with the main character, Gregor, as he wakes up as a insect.He wakes up not knowing if it was a dream or real not even knowing if he was himself. Gregor is a hard working man who has to make a lot of money for his mom and dad but his dad just has a huge
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Aye Po
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka tell the story of a young man who turn out to be a insect without knowing it.
The Metamorphosis take place in the family home. The novel beging with the first main characters, Gregor Samsa who transforms in to an insect. In the family Gregor is the only one who work to support the family. when the family saw Gregor is a insect, They alienate him and make him feel like he does not deserve their respect. The family started to push them self away from Gregor and Gr
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Maria Barrera
title: The Metamorphosis Authors: Peter Kuper

The metamorphosis by Peter kuper tells us about a family that was selfish and not loving to their son.
One day Gregor woke up to go to work, he asked him self "if that was a dream" that he became an insect. Gregor is a hard working man works for his family to have a place to live and for the bills of the house. Gregors boss is a man that makes his employees feel very small like if they aren't important. Gregor is running late for work he takes the bu
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Ezequiel
Dec 18, 2014 Ezequiel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once upon a time there was a man that was named gregor, he lives with his mom and dad and well he supports them by working everyday. Gregors parents don't appreciate him because there the type of parents that don't give a crap about a person. Gregor eventually starts getting tierd of work and starts getting all stressful.One day he had to wake up to work like always, but he notices something different.

He notices that he doesnt look the same.Also his body does not look normal ethier,He gets a bet
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Gabriel
Title-The metamorphosis Author-peter kumper
The metamorphosis by peter kuper tells a story of a man that is feeling like a bug.the metamorphosis takes place in the mans house. Gregor is a hardworking nan sopporting the family the dad is a bit ungreatful for he can not provide for them anymore.This book was sad there were no good times for gregor the entire book.My favorite part of the methamorphosis was the end because he no longer has to live like that.This book was a great quick read left me
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Collin
Dec 18, 2014 Collin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The metamorphosis by Franz Kafka tells a story about one hard working guy named Gregor who woke up as a bug. He was scared when he woke up, he didn`t know what happened. He was in his room at the time he found out.

The book startes in his room, Gregor and his family live in the same house, his family doesn`t know about what happened to him yet. He is the is the only one who works in the family. Gregors boss came by to see why he didnt show up for work. He was very angry at him. He walked out o
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Cristina Ramirez
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is about a guy named Gregor who really spends his life working to bring money to his parents but one morning he wakes to up see himself transformed.
The graphical novel starts off with the main character Gregor talking about his job and how stressful it can be. One morning he over sleeps in and is awaken with oddness not knowing why he feels different.He sees his changed and cant work anymore so everybody he took care of has to take care of him. his dad starts t
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Jennifer
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka tells a story of a man named Gregor who transformers into a bug.Finding out all the life experiences hes going to have to face during this whole process.From losing his job to his family wanting to kick him out because hes just wasting space inside the house not making the money that they wanted him to make.
The novel began when a the main character named Gregor,Gregor is a hard working boy who supports his family
one day he loses his job his family is disappoint
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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
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