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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 Some are less than a page long, others more substantial; all were unpublished in his lifetime.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.

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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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  • Paperback

    9780141395609

    March 20, 2017

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    352 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • The Burrow And Other Stories
    Franz Kafka

    EBook

    9780141395616

    January 26, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

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