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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (160,752 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Franz Kafka Narrator: Gonzalo Otero Publisher: NEAR, S.A. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924) Franz Kafka nació en Praga el 3 de Julio de 1883, en el seno de una acomodada familia de comerciantes judíos de lengua alemana. A los 23 años se doctoró en derecho. Al año siguiente padeció los primeros síntomas de tuberculosis. A pesar de la enfermedad, de la hostilidad de su familia hacia su vocación literaria, de sus cinco tentativas matrimoniales frustradas y de su empleo de burócrata en una compañía de seguros, Franz Kafka se dedicó intensamente a la literatura. Su escritura se caracteriza por una síntesis entre el absurdo, la ironía y la lucidez. Un mundo de sueños que, paradójicamente, describe con un realismo minucioso. Kafka sólo publicó, en vida, algunas historias cortas. Su obra pasó casi inadvertida. Ella nos ha llegado en contra de su voluntad, pues ordenó a su íntimo amigo y albacea literario Max Brod que, a su muerte, quemara todos sus manuscritos. Gracias a que Brod no obedeció la orden, se salvó una de las cumbres de la literatura alemana. Su originalidad y el inmenso valor literario de su obra le han valido una posición privilegiada, casi mítica, en la literatura contemporánea. Kafka murió cerca de Viena a los 40 años, el 3 de junio de 1924, víctima de la tuberculosis.

La metamorfosis - Cómo podría sentirse alguien que una mañana, al despertar, se hubiera convertido en un horrible y repugnante insecto? Este es el punto de partida de La Metamorfosis, una de las obras cumbre de la Literatura Universal y la más conocida de Franz Kafka. El autor realiza una parábola brutal de la ya incipiente sociedad globalizada y deshumanizada que comenzaba a gestarse en esa época, y en la que el individuo pasa a formar parte del engranaje de una sociedad competitiva, sólo preocupada por la producción y el consumo.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Farah | 2/17/2014

    " The Metamorphosis is about Gregor, a traveling salesman, who turns into a giant bug one day and how he and his family try to handle the situation. After his transformation, Gregor retains his selfless attitude and is concerned only for the wellbeing of his family, even willing to isolate himself from any human interaction for their sake. His family however, show little compassion towards his condition and later feels that he is a burden to them. I felt that the entire story was focused on human's selfishness especially in times of hardship, as Gregor's family often neglected him after his change and even felt relieved after his death, which allowed them to move on to a better life. The story had several funny moments, but was overall very dark and gloomy. Although the book was rather short, it took longer to finish as neither the story nor the characters really stood out to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kressel Housman | 2/9/2014

    " I read this in one sitting shortly after graduating from college. Had I read it for a class, I probably would have spent more time thinking about what Kafka was actually saying about selfhood, but as it was, I came to no conclusion. Still, I remember the plot vividly after all these years, and I happened to have been reminded of it the other day because of this podcast, which is pretty darned funny if you've got the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gloria | 1/31/2014

    " No need to explain why this is some of the best writing our world has seen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Connor Young | 1/9/2014

    " Great book by a existentialist, yet not my kind of book. "

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