Author: Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
First Published: 1915
My Edition: Bantam Classic (seen at left)
Pages: The novella is 55 pages, but supplemental material brings the book up to 194 pages
Other Works Include: The Trial (1925), The Castle (1926), Amerika (1927), and many essays, etc.
I am slightly intimidated by anything that has its own label (I am speaking of the term "Kafkaesque"). That's intimidating and tells me that I might not get all out of the writing that I should (says some scholars).
But this story has always intrigued me and the little I know sounds like a cheesy 80's horror flick. A man wakes up to find himself transformed into a bug of all things. How can this be literary genius?
I suppose that is what I will find out. I should point out that at some point in the future I am also reading The Trial, which I hope is not about insects.