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Metamorphosis and Other Stories (2008, Penguin Classics) 4 stars

This collection of new translations brings together the small proportion of Kafka's works that he …

good collection of kafka's work

4 stars

kafka's storytelling is a bit inscrutable to me. it's realistic in the sense that things just happen for a while without there being an apparent point or conclusion, but also of course it frequently contains fantastical elements. still I enjoyed reading it if only for the writing—which was effective at eliciting emotion, if not conveying it—and not for the social mores.

some of the stories I enjoyed most were "The Men Running Past", "In The Penal Colony", & "A Report to an Academy"