The Metamorphosis

01Apr08

Franz Kafka’s tale of a salesman that wakes up to find he has been transformed into an insect is a favourite of mine. Scenes from the book lend themselves to illustration, and two illustrators that are capable of rendering images with suitable pathos have interpreted it within within the past few years

Peter Kuper’s adaption of the book is described at the publishers website which contains a great animation of the first part of the story.

Peter Kuper - The Metamorphosis

Robert Crumb illustrated a number of Kafka stories in his book R. Crumb’s Kafka.

R. Crumb’s Kafka

You can see orignal artworks from the book here.

Crumb artworks

Many other Kafka insects are scuttling round the web.

The Metamorphosis

You can read the book for free online at Authorama or download it and listen to it as an audiobook from Librivox.

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