Franz Kafka

Posted: January 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

“The Metamorphosis” (1915)  

BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES:

– Max Brod, Franz Kafka: A Biography, New York: Schocken Books, 1960.

– Elias Canetti, Kafka’s Other Trial; the Letters to Felice, New York: Schocken Books, 1974.

– Richard H. Lawson, Franz Kafka (3 July 1883-3 June 1924) in James N. Hardin and Donald G. Daviau (eds.), Austrian Fiction Writers, 1875-1913, Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 81, Detroit: Gale Research, 1989, p. 133-168.

CRITICISM:

– “The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka” in Short Story Criticism, ed. Anna Sheets-Nesbitt, vol. 35, Detroit: Gale Group, 2000, p. 215-296.

– Walter Benjamin, “Franz Kafka. On the Tenth Anniversary of His Death” and “Some Reflections on Kafka”, in Illuminations, New York: Schocken Books, 1969, p. 111-141, 141-147.

– Vladimir Nabokov, “Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis“, in Lectures on Literature, ed. Fredson Bowers, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1980, p. 251-83. You can also find it online here.

– Michael Ryan, “Samsa and Samsara: Suffering, Death and Rebirth in The Metamorphosis“, German Quarterly, 72 (1999), p. 133-52.

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