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The complete stories / Franz Kafka ; edited by Nahum N. Glatzer ; with a foreword by John Updike.

By: Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924.
Contributor(s): Glatzer, Nahum N. (Nahum Norbert), 1903-1990.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Kafka, Franz, Works: Publisher: New York : Schocken Books : Distributed by Pantheon Books, [1995], c1983Description: xxi, 486 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0805210555; 9780805210552.Uniform titles: Short stories. English Subject(s): Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924 -- Translations into English | Short stories, Austrian -- Translations into EnglishDDC classification: 833/.912
Contents:
Before the law -- An imperial message -- Description of a struggle -- Wedding preparations in the country -- The judgment -- The metamorphosis -- In the penal colony -- The village schoolmaster (The giant mole) -- Blumfeld, an elderly bachelor -- The warden of the tomb -- A country doctor -- The hunter Gracchus -- The hunter Gracchus: a fragment -- The Great Wall of China -- The news of the building of the wall: a gragment -- A report to an academy -- A report to an academy: two fragments -- The refusal -- A hunger artist -- Investigations of a dog -- A little woman -- The burrow -- Josephine the singer, or the mouse folk -- Children on a country road -- The trees -- Clothes -- Excursion into the mountains -- Rejection -- The street window -- The tradesman -- Absent-minded window-gazing -- The way home -- Passers-by -- On the tram -- Reflections for gentlemen-jockeys -- The wish to be a red Indian -- Unhappiness -- Bachelor's ill luck -- Unmasking a confidence trickster -- The sudden walk -- Resolutions -- A dream -- Up in the gallery -- A fratricide -- The next village -- A visit to a mine -- Jackals and Arabs -- The bridge -- The bucket rider -- The new advocate -- An old manuscript -- The knock at the manor gate -- Eleven sons -- My neighbor -- A crossbreed (A sport) -- The cares of a family man -- A common confusion -- The truth about Sancho Panza -- The silence of the sirens -- Prometheus -- The city coat of arms -- Poseidon -- Fellowship -- At night -- The problem of our laws -- The conscription of troops -- The test -- The vulture -- The helmsman -- The top -- A little fable -- Home-coming -- First sorrow -- The departure -- Advocates -- The married couple -- Give it up! -- On parables.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 461-464).

Before the law -- An imperial message -- Description of a struggle -- Wedding preparations in the country -- The judgment -- The metamorphosis -- In the penal colony -- The village schoolmaster (The giant mole) -- Blumfeld, an elderly bachelor -- The warden of the tomb -- A country doctor -- The hunter Gracchus -- The hunter Gracchus: a fragment -- The Great Wall of China -- The news of the building of the wall: a gragment -- A report to an academy -- A report to an academy: two fragments -- The refusal -- A hunger artist -- Investigations of a dog -- A little woman -- The burrow -- Josephine the singer, or the mouse folk -- Children on a country road -- The trees -- Clothes -- Excursion into the mountains -- Rejection -- The street window -- The tradesman -- Absent-minded window-gazing -- The way home -- Passers-by -- On the tram -- Reflections for gentlemen-jockeys -- The wish to be a red Indian -- Unhappiness -- Bachelor's ill luck -- Unmasking a confidence trickster -- The sudden walk -- Resolutions -- A dream -- Up in the gallery -- A fratricide -- The next village -- A visit to a mine -- Jackals and Arabs -- The bridge -- The bucket rider -- The new advocate -- An old manuscript -- The knock at the manor gate -- Eleven sons -- My neighbor -- A crossbreed (A sport) -- The cares of a family man -- A common confusion -- The truth about Sancho Panza -- The silence of the sirens -- Prometheus -- The city coat of arms -- Poseidon -- Fellowship -- At night -- The problem of our laws -- The conscription of troops -- The test -- The vulture -- The helmsman -- The top -- A little fable -- Home-coming -- First sorrow -- The departure -- Advocates -- The married couple -- Give it up! -- On parables.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Franz Kafka -- July 3, 1883 - June 3, 1924 <p> Franz Kafka was born to middle-class Jewish parents in Prague, Czechoslovakia on July 3, 1883. He received a law degree at the University of Prague. After performing an obligatory year of unpaid service as law clerk for the civil and criminal courts, he obtained a position in the workman's compensation division of the Austrian government. <p> Always neurotic, insecure, and filled with a sense of inadequacy, his writing is a search for personal fulfillment and understanding. He wrote very slowly and deliberately, publishing very little in his lifetime. At his death he asked a close friend to burn his remaining manuscripts, but the friend refused the request. Instead the friend arranged for publication Kafka's longer stories, which have since brought him worldwide fame and have influenced many contemporary writers. His works include The Metamorphosis, The Castle, The Trial, and Amerika. <p> Kafka was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in August 1917. As his disease progressed, his throat became affected by the TB and he could not eat regularly because it was painful. He died from starvation in a sanatorium in Kierling, near Vienna, after admitting himself for treatment there on April 10, 1924. He died on June 3 at the age of 40. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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