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  • Publication: The MetamorphosisPublication Record # 661776
  • Author: Franz Kafka
  • Date: 1980-06-00
  • ISBN: 0-553-21042-4 [978-0-553-21042-2]
  • Publisher: Bantam Books
  • Pub. Series: Bantam Literature
  • Price: $2.25
  • Pages: xxii+201
  • Format:
    pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
  • Type: CHAPBOOK
  • Notes:
    • 11th printing; dated June 1980 on copyright page. Copyright page states that the first printing was March 1972.
    • "Translated and edited by Stanley Corngold".
    • The critical matter at the back of the book has not been indexed here. In detail, it is as follows (the uncredited items are presumably by Stanley Corngold):
      • 59 • A Note on the Text
      • 63 • Explanatory Notes to the Text
        • 105 • Letter by Kafka to Max Brod, October 8, 1912 [From Max Brod, Franz Kafka: A Biography, translated by G. Humphreys Roberts and Richard Winston (Schocken Books, 1960), pp. 91–93.]
        • 107 • Sokel's Comments [Translated by Stanley Corngold; from Walter H. Sokel, Franz Kafka: Tragik und Ironie (Albert Langen, Georg Mόller, 1964), pp. 86–88.]
        • 109 • Two conversations between Kafka and Gustav Janouch, 1920–1923 [From Gustav Janouch, Conversations with Kafka, translated by Goronwy Rees (New Directions, 1969), pp. 55–56.]
        • 111 • Kafka to his Father, November 1919 [From "Letter to His Father," in Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, translated by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins (Schocken Books, 1954), p. 195.]
        • 111 • Entries in Kafka's Diaries [From The Diaries of Franz Kafka, 1914–1923, translated by Martin Greenberg with the cooperation of Hannah Arendt (Schocken Books, 1949), p. 12.]
        • 115 • Franz Kafka: The Animal as Liberating "Self"; The Beetle in the Story "The Metamorphosis" • Wilhelm Emrich [From Wilhelm Emrich, Franz Kafka, translated by Sheema Z. Buehne (Frederick Ungar, 1968), pp. 132–148.]
        • 133 • Kafka's Obscurity • Ralph Freedman [From Ralph Freedman, "Kafka's Obscurity: The Illusion of Logic in Narrative," Modern Fiction Studies, VIII: 1 (Spring 1962), pp. 65–67.]
        • 138 • The Making of Allegory • Edwin Honig [From Edwin Honig, Dark Conceit (Oxford, 1966), pp. 64–68.]
        • 143 • Kafka's Conception (Thematik) of Being • Max Bense [Translated by Stanley Corngold; from Max Bense, Die Theorie Kafkas (Kiepenheuer und Witsch, 1952), pp. 51–54.]
        • 147 • Kafka's Fantasy of Punishment • Hellmuth Kaiser [Translated by Stanley Corngold and Barney Milstein; from "Franz Kafka's Inferno: Eine psychologische Deutung seiner Strafphantasie," Imago (1931), pp. 53–61.]
        • 157 • Franz Kafka's "Metamorphosis" as Death and Resurrection Fantasy • Peter Dow Webster [From Peter Dow Webster, "Franz Kafka's 'Metamorphosis' as Death and Resurrection Fantasy," American Imago, XVI (1959), pp. 349–365.]
        • 169 • Education for Tragedy • Walter H. Sokel [Translated by Stanley Corngold; from Walter H. Sokel, "Die Erziehung zur Tragik" in Franz Kafka: Tragik und Ironie (Albert Langen, Georg Mόller, 1964), pp. 77–103.]
        • 187 • The Writer Franz Kafka • Friedrich Beissner [Translated by Stanley Corngold; from Friedrich Beissner, Kafka der Dichter (Kohlhammer, 1958), pp. 40–42.]
        • 192 • "The Metamorphosis" • Helmut Richter [Translated by Stanley Corngold; from Helmut Richter, Franz Kafka—Werk und Entwurf (Ruetten und Loenig, 1962), pp. 117–119.]
      • 195 • Selected Bibliography
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Chapbook Title: The Metamorphosis • (1972) • chapbook by Franz Kafka (trans. of Die Verwandlung 1915)

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