What version of Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" should I read?
April 20, 2009 1:35 PM Subscribe
Literary Filter: Which English version/translation of Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" should I read for fun?
posted by DetonatedManiac to Society & Culture (8 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I know that there is a lot of discussion about how Kafka's writing style is unique to German and cannot be replicated in English. What would be the most faithful and readable (even if not the most literal) translation/edition/version for a general reader like myself.
I am just reading for fun and personal edification, so readability is paramount, but if there are good, insightful (not obtrusive) notes or commentaries I would be interested in that as well.
Bonus points for other good readable English translations/compilations of Kafka's other work (again for a lay audience). Also other good books that would help me understand Kafka (Biography, Literary analysis/discussion, random non-fiction, whatever).