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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
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Nov 09, 11

bookshelves: kafka, franz, 19th, century, german, literature

I read the Bantam classic edition. It's 200 pages long, with only 60 being the actual story, and the rest being essays and critical analysis. I have to say that the analysis made me respect the novella so much more. When you read something casually you don't pick up on repetitions and elements, but the critical analysis opened my eyes to the repition of 3 occurring in the book, as well as the possible religious or devil connotations, etc etc.[return]Kafka did not intend this to be a story of a man who turned into a beetle. He had much more in mind while he wrote it and so if you pick this one up, try to find a copy with analysis, it'll make you appreciate it so much more.

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