The Metamorphosis (AmazonClassics Edition) Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
One morning, traveling salesman Gregor Samsa wakes from an anxious dream to discover that he has inexplicably changed into a monstrous insect. Nonetheless, life goes on, and poor Gregor is left to deal not only with the existential questions of who or what he now is but also with more mundane concerns: his job (which he fears he’ll lose), his loved ones (whom he fears he disgusts), and the daily indignities of everyday life (which continue apace). Soon, even those who sympathize with his bizarre predicament begin to lose their patience....
A darkly comic examination of social mores, family dynamics, and the nature of identity itself, Kafka’s unsettling masterpiece has inspired a century of literary debate and interpretive theories. But its enduring power lies in the simplicity of its audacious premise, its deadpan surrealism, and its humane sensitivity.
Revised edition: Previously published as The Metamorphosis, this edition of The Metamorphosis (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.
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|Listening Length||2 hours and 14 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||September 17, 2019|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #129,670 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#4,037 in Classic Literature (Audible Books & Originals)
#4,668 in Horror Fiction
#5,853 in Literary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
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It is interesting that Kafka never wanted any of his writings to be published; and that they were only published by his friend after Kafka died. That makes me view this story a bit differently, as it makes it seem like Kafka wasn't trying to entertain or convey anything to other people. Maybe this story was just cathartic for him? Maybe just a thought experiment?
In any case, this is an interesting read, and it has always made me think about other perspectives. It is a classic, and it isn't very long, so it is probably worth your time to check it out. Only four stars because I personally felt like it dragged on a bit in the middle, and I could see how someone might slightly lose interest. I enjoyed the ending though, and it is short enough to easily read in one sitting.
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