The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

Book - 2003
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A brilliant, darkly comic reimagining of Kafka's classic tale of family, alienation, and a giant bug. Acclaimed graphic artist Peter Kuper presents a kinetic illustrated adaptation of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. Kuper's electric drawings--where American cartooning meets German expressionism--bring Kafka's prose to vivid life, reviving the original story's humor and poignancy in a way that will surprise and delight readers of Kafka and graphic novels alike.
Publisher: New York : Crown, c2003
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781400047956
1400047951
Branch Call Number: FIC Kuper
Characteristics: 77 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Kafka, Franz 1883-1924 Verwandlung

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STELMASZEK
Jul 29, 2014

I really enjoyed this version of the classic, as the original can drag at certain times, but the illustrious illustrations help the story progress.

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vfryzek
Mar 01, 2012

The original translation of the The Metamorphosis I found a little long winded in parts. I suspect this was because of the German writing style it was translated from. In Comic book format Peter Kuper does a fine job in pacing the story and focusing on the dilemma of poor young man. Kuper's Drawing style lends it self very effectively to the bleak situation the main character finds him self waking up to.
We can only hope a cure is found before some one steps on him. You'll only know if you read the book.

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redwallflower
Sep 07, 2010

An interesting adaptation on the classic Kafka story. Interesting note - Kuper also does Spy vs Spy for MAD magazine!

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