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What the community says about The Complete Stories
- "These stories are essential for anyone who wants to understand contemporary literature and culture. Franz Kafka's sense of alienation, anxiety and obsession with self has seeped out of Metamorphosis, The Burrow, and Inside the Penal Colony to dominate and often contort the literary consciouness of the modern world. Mocking the reader with the familiarity of the grotesque, many of these stories are almost comical, until the horror sinks in. Perhaps the challenge of Kafka's vision is whether it leaves his readers muttering and turning in circles like his characters, so overwhelmed that they cannot escape. "
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- "This is unheard of and thoughtful to include all of the work, minus those books that are not supposed to be included, of an author. This kept me busy and will take care of your reading itch for quite some time, depending on avid a reader you are. I liked it enough to say that it was a good buy."
- "There are short stories by Franz Kafka included in this book entitled "The Complete Stories". Easy to read and short. Really a unique look at the world through the author's eyes. It really does fit the bill of absurdist fiction. I read through it in one afternoon as it really held my attention."