The Unhappiness of Being A Single Man

The Unhappiness of Being A Single Man

Essential Stories

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New translations of the best stories by the one of the twentieth century's greatest and most influential writers Kafka, whose name has generated an adjective, is one of the best loved writers of the twentieth century. Known for his dark, enigmatic stories, for the absurd nightmares he depicts, his extraordinary imaginative depth is clear in stories from 'A Hunger Artist' to 'The Verdict'. But Kafka also wrote fizzingly funny, fresh stories, and The Unhappiness of Being a Single Man contains all the aspects of this genius: the wit and the grit; the horror and the humour; the longing and the laughing. They range from bizarre, two-sentence stories about Don Quixote to the famous brutal depiction of violence and justice that is 'In the Penal Colony'. In a nimble new translation by the acclaimed Alexander Starritt, this collection of Kafka's essential stories shows the genius at his very best.
Publisher: London : Pushkin Press, 2018.
ISBN: 9781782274391
1782274391
Branch Call Number: SS KAFKA, F.
Characteristics: 191 pages : portrait ; 17 cm
Additional Contributors: Starritt, Alexander

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jennm1968
Mar 05, 2020

The poor author. One can you really feel is pain when reading these stories. So many nuances towards his father.

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