The Complete Stories brings together all of Kafka's stories, from the classic tales such as "The Metamorphosis," "In the Penal Colony," and "A Hunger Artist" to shorter pieces and fragments that Max Brod, Kafka's literary executor, released after Kafka's death. With the exception of his three novels, the whole of Kafka's narrative work is included in this volume.
Table Of Contents
FOREWORD BY JOHN UPDIKE
TWO INTRODUCTORY PARABLES Before the Law* An Imperial Message*
THE LONGER STORIES 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 Fragment 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 325 Josephine the Singer, or the Mouse Folk* 360
THE SHORTER STORIES 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* Dream* Upin the Gallery * A Fratricide* TheNext Village* AVisit 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 ALittleFable Home-Coming First Sorrow* The Departure Advocates The Married Couple Give it Up! On Parables
* Published during Kafka’s lifetime.
POSTSCRIPT BIBLIOGRAPHY EDITORS AND TRANSLATORS ON THE MATERIAL INCLUDED IN THIS VOLUME CHRONOLOGY SELECTED WRITINGS ON KAFKA
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