The Complete Stories
Author: Franz Kafka
Language: German (Original Language), English (Published)
Genre: Short Stories
How many writers get their own adjective? The work of this terminally alienated master narrator of the subconscious demanded a new descriptor; I guess they gave up and just settled on "Kafkaesque." But if you ever wonder what the original Kafkaesque work was, take a look here. The book contains all of Kafka's short and longer stories -- everything but his three novels. Most of these stories weren't even published during the author's lifetime. The widely-anthologized "The Metamorphosis" is here, wherein Gregor Samsa awakes from uneasy dreams to find himself insectoidally transformed, as are equally lovely pieces like "A Hunger Artist", "A Country Doctor" and "A Little Woman".