The Collected Works include the most important novellas and short stories of Franz Kafka.

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 - 3 June 1924) was a German-speaking Bohemian Jewish novelist and short-story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work, which fuses elements of realism and the fantastic, typically features isolated protagonists facing bizarre or surrealistic predicaments and incomprehensible socio-bureaucratic powers, and has been interpreted as exploring themes of alienation, existential anxiety, guilt, and absurdity. His best known works include Die Verwandlung ( The Metamorphosis), Der Process ( The Trial), and Das Schloss ( The Castle). The term Kafkaesque has entered the English language to describe situations like those found in his writing.

Included in this collection:
1. The Metamorphosis (1915)
2. A Report for an Academy (1917)
3. Up in the Gallery (1919)
4. Before the Law (1919)
5. In the Penal Colony (1919)
6. A Hunger Artist (1922)

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