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  • Published: 20 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141395609
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

The Burrow And Other Stories




A superb new translation by Michael Hofmann of some of Kafka's most frightening, strange and visionary short fiction.

A superb new translation by Michael Hofmann of some of Kafka's most frightening and visionary short fiction
Strange beasts, night terrors, absurd bureaucrats and sinister places abound in this collection of stories by Franz Kafka. Some are less than a page long, others more substantial; all were unpublished in his lifetime. These matchless short works range from the gleeful miniature horror 'Little Fable' to the off-kilter humour of 'Investigations of a Dog', and from the elaborate waking nightmare of 'Building the Great Wall of China' to the creeping unease of 'The Burrow', where a nameless creature's labyrinthine hiding place turns into a trap of fear and paranoia.

  • Pub date: 20 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141395609
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (1883–1924) was born into a Jewish family in Prague. In 1906 he received a doctorate in jurisprudence, and for many years he worked a tedious job as a civil service lawyer investigating claims at the State Worker's Accident Insurance Institute. He never married, and published only a few slim volumes of stories during his lifetime. Meditation, a collection of sketches, appeared in 1912; The Stoker: A Fragment in 1913; Metamorphosis in 1915; The Judgement in 1916; In the Penal Colony in 1919; and A Country Doctor in 1920. The great novels were not published until after his death from tuberculosis: America, The Trial and The Castle.

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Praise for The Burrow And Other Stories

“It is very difficult to describe, to name the sort of imagination with which Kafka casts his spell over us”

Milan Kundera


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