The unhappiness of being a single man : essential stories / Franz Kafka ; edited and translated from the German by Alexander Starritt.
- Standardized Title:
- Short stories. Selections. English
- London : Pushkin Press, 2018.
191 pages : portrait ; 17 cm
- Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924 -- Translations into English.
Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924.
- New translations of the best stories by the one of the twentieth century's greatest and most influential writers Kafka, whose name has generated an adjective, is one of the best loved writers of the twentieth century. Known for his dark, enigmatic stories, for the absurd nightmares he depicts, his extraordinary imaginative depth is clear in stories from 'A Hunger Artist' to 'The Verdict'. But Kafka also wrote fizzingly funny, fresh stories, and The Unhappiness of Being a Single Man contains all the aspects of this genius: the wit and the grit; the horror and the humour; the longing and the laughing. They range from bizarre, two-sentence stories about Don Quixote to the famous brutal depiction of violence and justice that is 'In the Penal Colony'. In a nimble new translation by the acclaimed Alexander Starritt, this collection of Kafka's essential stories shows the genius at his very best.
- A message from the Emperor
A short fable
The unhappiness of being a single man
The truth about Sancho Panza
The married couple
Before the law
A hunger artist
The new lawyer
An old journal
In the penal colony
The next village
A first heartache
A report for an academy
Jackals and Arabs
The silence of the sirens
- Starritt, Alexander, editor, translator.
- Other format:
- Electronic version: Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924. Short stories. Selections. English. Unhappiness of being a single man.
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