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Die Verwandlung

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  466 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Die Verwandlung ist eine im Jahr 1912 entstandene Erzählung von Franz Kafka. Die Geschichte handelt von Gregor Samsa, dessen plötzliche Verwandlung in ein Ungeziefer die Kommunikation seines sozialen Umfelds mit ihm immer mehr hemmt, bis er von seiner Familie für untragbar gehalten wird und schließlich zugrunde geht.

Mit einem Umfang von rund 70 Druckseiten handelt es
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Kindle Edition, 67 pages
Published November 7th 2018
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Bob Brinkmeyer
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, I'd like to say I have something momentous to add to Kafka criticism, but I really don't, so I won't pretend that I do (advice I often give to graduate students--be smart but stay humble). This is not my first read of The Metamorphosis/Die Verwandlung, but it is the first time in German. So, I'm patting myself on the back about that--a great and rewarding read for a number of reasons.
Franziska
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very interesting novel that very much in the style of Kafka draws a very abstract picture of how sudden we can feel not like ourselves, paralyzed in our emotional state. How hard it is to break out of a negative thought-pattern that seems to be determining our current situation and how the influence of others and our environment can reinforce this feeling. It shows how people even if they are close to you often react with rejection towards you when they are facing a situation they don't ...more
Markus
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: modernism, uni-shit
Bugs and apples and fathers and beds and stuff
Nick Lechler
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
A tour de force as disgusting as touching; an adamant stare at a protagonist who’s torn between his own aspirations and the ones his family claim. Impactful literature.
Ioana
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: deutsch
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Ayşe
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, german
gregor: literally wakes up as a cockroach
also gregor: will i still be able to make it into work in time if i manage to turn my body, that is now a shell for whatever reason, the right way? let's try! :)

gregor is a slave to capitalism as much as i am honestly. i love that he is rightfully critical of it though. his rant about why regular workers immediately fall under suspicion of faking sickness whenever they take a day off from work is kinda hilarious, and relatable. what's funnier is that he
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Marty
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a good intro to Kafka for me! I liked delving into Kafka's grotesque world for the first time. He does a great job of setting the scene for the arbitrary weirdness that is to follow. And it is exactly those non sequiturs that make his writing so original. His word choice is easy to follow, even for someone who isn't great at speaking German. And the inner monologue of Gregor does a great job of driving the story along, making it an absolute page turner.
Lisa Pasquinelli
Oct 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved reading this book for the second time. I read it at the right time and it was totally relatable.
The only issue for me was that, in the original German version, sentences are very long. I usually prefer reading books in their original language, but in this case I enjoyed the Italian translation more. In fact, the Italian translator's choice to use shorter sentences made this book a lot smoother and easier to read.
Echteblondine
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Eines meiner Lieblings Bücher, die wir damals in der Schule lesen mussten! Ist zwar nicht leicht, bisschen krank und anstrengend zu lesen und zu verstehen, aber um einiges besser als andere Urzeit-Stücke die in diese Richtung gehen!
Laura
Nov 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
Nicht meins ...
Lucy
Feb 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Such a sad book...
Guess I couldn't expect a happy ending from Kafka after all
Elise
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
ugh
Paola Rode
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nicht zu unterschätzen.
Caroline
Drittes deutsches Buch
Stephan
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Completely outstanding when you find the right moment in life that it fits to yourself to get the core out of it.
Maria
Nov 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Truly "Kafkaesque" as one would say. Also, this one was way better than the last book we had to read for German sooo yeaahh, there's that.
Britta
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Immer wieder einfach grandios.
Liliia Yakym
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Immer aktuell, immer genial.
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Franz Kafka was one of the major fiction writers of the 20th century. He was born to a middle-class German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, Bohemia (presently the Czech Republic), Austria–Hungary. His unique body of writing—much of which is incomplete and which was mainly published posthumously—is considered to be among the most influential in Western literature.

His stories include "The
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