Readings on The Metamorphosis offers varying critical perspectives on famed German writer Franz Kafka's haunting novella, The Metamorphosis, in which Gregor Samsa awakens one morning to discover he has changed into an insect. Noted Kafka critics Robert Gray, Walter H. Sokel, Max Brod (Kafka's, confidant and biographer), and many other scholars contribute to this unique collection by presenting critical interpretations of the work, discussing the art and technical elements of the novella, exploring the psychology of the characters, and delving into the recurring themes throughout the piece.
"An anthology of essays by scholars representing various perspectives and interpretation of the novel. The book(s) provides criticism and discussions of meaning, structure, and the historical content...as well as biographical information. It is organized in such a way that will give students a plethora of information in a largely accessible format. Each chapter heading is annotated, giving readers a chance to sample the content of the essays. Furthermore, each selection is introduced with background biographical data on the essay's author alongwith a summary of the content and the particular point of view represented. A reader-friendly and comprehensive resouce for students and teachers of world literature."
-- School Library Journal ( November 2001)
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