The Metamorphosis, a novella by Franz Kafka, is often cited as one of the seminal works of short fiction of the 20th century. The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into a gigantic insect.More
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Absurd and touching at the same time
Possibly. I would say that I enjoyed the book, but I don't think that would be the right sentiment. I was touched by it. I think it has a very significant message, but it is not a light listen. So, although I would recommend it to people, I don't know if all of my friends would enjoy it.
I did. This was my first experience with Kafka, so I wasn't sure what to expect. At first, I was surprised by the absurdity of the story. But, of course, this was Kafka's intent. As the story progressed, I was touched by Gregor's continued humanity despite his "condition." The themes in this piece are transferable to so many human situations, conditions, and plights. I was so touched by this story that I wept when it was over. I am crying now just remembering it. It affected me on a very deep level, unlike anything I have experienced with the more modern pieces I have been reading.
- Bunny Mama