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Franz Kafka Biography / The Trial / The Metamorphosis MP4 Download DVD

Franz Kafka Biography / The Trial / The Metamorphosis MP4 Download DVD
Franz Kafka Biography / The Trial / The Metamorphosis MP4 Download DVD
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An Insightful Examination Of Franz Kafka's Life And His Masterpiece Novel THE TRIAL About A Simple Office Worker Tried For Crimes He's Never Made Aware Of (Color, 1987, 45 Minutes.) PLUS BONUS TITLE: NABOKOV ON KAFKA, Where Christopher Plummer Plays Celebrated Author Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita; Pale Fire; Speak, Memory, Etc.) As He Was In Real Life A Professor Of Literature At Cornell University Giving A Rousing, Witty And Immensely Insightful Lecture On The Symbolism And Meaning Of His Favorite Author's Great Work, Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis", Directed By Peter Medak (Color, 1989, 28 Minutes) -- All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An MP4 Video Download Or Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD!

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Franz Kafka, Czech-Austrian lawyer and author (July 3, 1883 - June 3, 1924) was born near the Old Town Square in Prague, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was a German language 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 faced by bizarre or surrealistic predicaments and incomprehensible social-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 in his writing. Franz Kafka died on June 3, 1924 at the age of 40 of starvation in Kierling, part of Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria, Austria: the condition of Kafka's laryngeal tuberculosis made eating too painful for his throat.

The Trial (German: Der Process, later Der Prozess) is a novel written by Franz Kafka between 1914 and 1915 and published posthumously on 26 April 1925. One of his best-known works, it tells the story of Josef K., a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime revealed neither to him nor to the reader. Heavily influenced by Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov, Kafka even went so far as to call Dostoevsky a blood relative. Like Kafka's other novels, The Trial was never completed, although it does include a chapter which appears to bring the story to an intentionally abrupt ending. After Kafka's death in 1924 his friend and literary executor Max Brod edited the text for publication by Verlag Die Schmiede. The original manuscript is held at the Museum of Modern Literature, Marbach am Neckar, Germany. The first English-language translation, by Willa and Edwin Muir, was published in 1937. In 1999, the book was listed in Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century and as No. 2 of the Best German Novels of the Twentieth Century.

The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella by Franz Kafka published in 1915. Its title has also been translated as The Transformation. One of Kafka's best-known works, The Metamorphosis tells the story of salesman Gregor Samsa, who wakes one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed into a huge insect (German: Ungeheueres Ungeziefer, "Monstrous Vermin") and struggles to adjust to this condition. The novella has been widely discussed among literary critics, who have offered varied interpretations. In popular culture and adaptations of the novella, the insect is commonly depicted as a cockroach. With a length of about 70 printed pages over three chapters, it is the longest of the stories Kafka considered complete and published during his lifetime. The text was first published in 1915 in the October issue of the journal Die Weissen Blatter (German: "The White Leaves") under the editorship of Rene Schickele. The first edition in book form appeared in December 1915 in the series Der jungste Tag, edited by Kurt Wolff.

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin (April 22 [O.S. April 10] 1899 - July 2, 1977) was a Russian-American novelist, poet, translator and entomologist. His first nine novels were in Russian, but he achieved international prominence after he began writing English prose. Nabokov's Lolita (1955), his most noted novel in English, was ranked fourth in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels; Pale Fire (1962) was ranked 53rd on the same list, and his memoir, Speak, Memory (1951), was listed eighth on the publisher's list of the 20th century's greatest nonfiction. He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times. Nabokov was an expert lepidopterist (authority on moths and butterflies) and a composer of chess problems.