Posts Tagged: Gregor Samsa

Many Happy Returns, Gregor Samsa!

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My favorite version of the text—if only because it was the one that came to me when I most needed it—is the 1972 edition, translated and edited by Stanley Corngold, that my uncle handed me that day in Bogotá. Over at NPR, Juan Vidal writes about his love for Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its release.

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My Evenings Reading Alone

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For nearly ten years I had lain beside him: the snoring was a blow, but, looking back, it was also a necessary portent, an etch in our story, the fuzzy spot on a picture frame you can’t tell is from the photograph aging or a fingerprint that left its caressing mark on the glass.

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