The Metamorphosis : A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky

The Metamorphosis : A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky

Book Title: The Metamorphosis : A New Translation by Susan Bernofsky

Author: Vivek Shanbhag

Format: Paperback | 128 pages

Publication Date: 24 Feb 2014

ISBN-13: 9780393347098

Franz Kafka's 1915 novella of unexplained horror and nightmarish transformation became a worldwide classic and remains a century later one of the most widely read works of fiction in the world. It is the story of traveling salesman Gregor Samsa, who wakes one morning to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect. This hugely influential work inspired George Orwell, Albert Camus, Jorge Louis Borges, and Ray Bradbury, while continuing to unsettle millions of readers. In her new translation of Kafka's masterpiece, Susan Bernofsky strives to capture both the humor and the humanity in this macabre tale, underscoring the ways in which Gregor Samsa's grotesque metamorphosis is just the physical manifestation of his longstanding spiritual impoverishment.