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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: October 2010 ISBN:
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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 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 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 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 Connor Young | 1/9/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda Arellano | 1/1/2014

    " Sad but true. A tale of a young man who awakens to find himself as one the most despised creatures to be ever found in a home. Not only is this aptly named for his metamorphosis, but that of his family. Although he is unchanged inwardly, the family can't help but respond with disgust and hatred to his grotesque appearance, not even towards the bitter end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 12/14/2013

    " Actually read it in German, for a class in college, but can't seem to find it here. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abby | 12/10/2013

    " This book made absolutely no sense to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 12/1/2013

    " So he had to become a cockroach to get his family to get off their butts...hmmm..interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andre | 11/10/2013

    " Un classique, finalement lu. Bien. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jimena | 9/22/2013

    " It's a wonderful book, very reflexive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Chater | 3/25/2013

    " Originally read this in preparation for the play. Wow. Very impressed. Confused. Despairing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mares | 2/17/2013

    " Let`s see what this book has in store. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graham Podolecki | 1/3/2013

    " A fascinating analysis of relationships in our industrialized society. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bri Kent | 7/9/2012

    " Kafka has a knack for writing psychological short fiction. His work is a delight, both when read in German and in English. I cannot say enough for how much I love his writing. It's dark and delicious :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie | 7/4/2012

    " Read in AP English. I think it's a great intro to Existentialism. I liked it well enough to write a whole 8-frame comic in my spare time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobby Morris | 7/2/2012

    " Perhaps the greatest short story of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Grace | 5/30/2012

    " Depressing is the word that best describes this novel, for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Taylor | 4/26/2012

    " Anyone who votes less than five shouldn't have read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Pilate | 2/27/2012

    " Simply stated: A mind fuck. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Graham | 11/7/2011

    " I absolutely hated this book. The Metamorphosis had no apparent story line or interesting points. If your looking for a book and see this one don't pick it up. There was next to no intro, or ending so seriously DO NOT PICK THIS BOOK!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeena Rodriguez | 9/21/2011

    " This was by far the most interesting book I've ever read. I loved the way it ended, so unexpectadly, so.... what I didn't want to happen, and I loved it for that. I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys a bit of a sci-fi thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monika Antonova | 8/10/2011

    " Highly ambivalent and layered, a true enigma and thus intriguing for any reader with a bit of background knowledge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 5/21/2011

    " The title story is great, of course, but the reason I give this collection a 5 instead of a 4 was because of "A Hunger Artist". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/17/2011

    " only read the metamorphosis.. found it very interesting, although somewhat strange
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Goleta | 4/23/2011

    " i only read metamorphosis. Had to read it for school. Twice! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 4/21/2011

    " I don't get it. These stories are completely bizarre. The opening lines really drag you in, but then the stories have no real build up or resolution. If I were the judge, I would not give these stories the status of classics. That's really all I have to say about this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darrell | 4/20/2011

    " One of the classics. Well worth a read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Yare | 4/15/2011

    " it was an interesting book, with different stories, one of my favorites is the metamorphosis but was a little sad at the end.. but most dificult was the way Kafka express his ideas, or the situation on the stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cooper | 4/11/2011

    " Contains the texts that Kafka published (or prepared for publication?) during his life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 4/11/2011

    " In The Penal Colony ... now there's a mental image that will stay with me, unfortunately! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zakiya | 4/6/2011

    " I read this book in college as part of the Fiction Writing curriculum. We actually had to write a parody of The Metamorphosis. It's good reading though. I enjoyed his work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dodokins | 3/4/2011

    " What can I say? There are people crazier than I. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reznik | 2/22/2011

    " The Penal Colony was a great short story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 2/3/2011

    " One of the most disgusting and wonderful books Kafka has written. I was grossed out by the description of the cockroach, no doubt. Loved the story and the story telling. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kate | 1/21/2011

    " Kafka is one of those iconic writers that I really want to like but just don't. I love the premises of his stories, but I find them a chore to actually read. His language is overly formal and rather obfuscatory to me, which is perhaps intentional on his part, but in reality really puts me off. "

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Author Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (1883–1924), one of the major fiction writers of the twentieth century, was born to a middle-class German-speaking Jewish family in Prague. His unique body of writing, much of which is incomplete and was mainly published posthumously, is considered by some people to be among the most influential in Western literature, inspiring such writers as Albert Camus, Rex Warner, and Samuel Beckett.