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The Metamorphosis

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Acclaimed graphic artist Peter Kuper presents a brilliant, darkly comic reimagining of Kafka’s classic tale of family, alienation, and a giant bug. Kuper’s electric drawings—which merge American cartooning with German expressionism—bring Kafka’s prose to vivid life, reviving the original story’s humor and poignancy in a way that will surprise and delight readers of Kafka a ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published July 20th 2004 by Broadway Books
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Anna Gutierrez
Feb 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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 Zeller
Sep 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
May 18, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
Es la primera aproximación a Kafka para empezar está bien, aunque me gustaría adentrarme en su obra y no en el comic, considero que esta muy logrado.
Allison Hurd
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
I honestly don't know what to do with this. What was the point of it? I'm used to short stories exploring a strong message or character concept or "what if" scenario. This was a man who becomes a bug, who made no efforts after the first day to find harmony with his family, and they treated him like a cockroach. We listen to him as the family decides where furniture should go in his room, as he realizes he can climb walls, and as he sinks into neglect.

And then he died.

In good news, the narrator f
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Paul Mirek
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 29, 2016 rated it liked it
The family of Greogor Samsa reminded me of an Indian family. Anything that goes against the mainstream culture or lifestyle is received with disgust and condemnation. In the end, Samsa's parents are proud of the vanity that their daughter displayed, which is akin to how my parents view women to be. If she is a pretty figure in a family gathering, behaving princess-like and garnering attention from suitors, she is perfect and only then brings pride to her family.
Možno keby toto čítam mladšia tak by som dala lepšie hodnotenie ...
Možno keby toto čítam pred komiksovou verziou Premeny a Procesu, dala by som asi o jednu viac ....
Ale nie, toto bolo sklamanie.

Kafkova Premena je úžasný príbeh - Každý v ňom nájde niečo iné, je to plné absurdit a metafor a už len samotná premena na chrobáka pôsobi na čitateľa často nepríjemne.

Lenže v tomto komikse je taký peknučký chrobáčik, ktorého nemá nikto rád. Keby nečítam nekomiksovu Premenu predtýmto, tak z tejto vôbec ne
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Me lo he leído prácticamente de una vez, creo que tengo que procesarlo aún, que me parece un libro para darle vueltas. En general, me ha parecido triste y me ha transmitido desesperanza. Volveré a pasarme por aquí y a editar cuando le haya dado alguna vuelta más.
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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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