The Burrow and Other Stories

Author(s): Franz Kafka

Fables

A superb new translation by Michael Hofmann of some of Kafka's most frightening and visionary short fiction Strange beasts, night terrors, absurd bureaucrats and sinister places abound in this collection of stories by Franz Kafka. Some are less than a page long, others more substantial; all were unpublished in his lifetime. These matchless short works range from the gleeful miniature horror 'Little Fable' to the off-kilter humour of 'Investigations of a Dog', and from the elaborate waking nightmare of 'Building the Great Wall of China' to the creeping unease of 'The Burrow', where a nameless creature's labyrinthine hiding place turns into a trap of fear and paranoia.


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Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was a Czech-born German-speaking insurance clerk who despised his job, preferring to spend his time writing. He was one of the most influential fiction writers of the twentieth century.

General Fields

  • : 9780141395609
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : December 2016
  • : March 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 352
  • : Franz Kafka
  • : Paperback