The Complete Stories of Franz Kafka by Franz Kafka

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The Complete Stories of Franz Kafka is a compilation of all Kafka's short stories. With the exception of Kafka's three novels (The Trial, The Castle and Amerika), this collection includes all of Kafka's narrative work. The book was originally edited by Nahum N. Glatzer and published by Schocken Books in 1971. It was reprinted in 1995 with an introduction by John Updike. The collection includes all the works published during Kafka's lifetime, with the exception of The Stoker which is usually incorporated as the first chapter of his unfinished novel Amerika. Some of the stories included in the book are fragmented or in various states of incompletion. Most of the stories are translated by Willa and Edwin Muir, with occasional translations by Tania and James Stern. Several fables, parables and philosophical pieces are not included in this collection, as they were never meant to be independent stories or never intended for publication. These can be found in Kafka's diaries, notebooks and letters.

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  2. - 7th on The 25 Favorite Books of 100 Francophone Writers (Telerama)
  3. - 11th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  4. - 71st on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  5. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  6. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  7. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
  8. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  9. - Recommended Books (Academy of Achievement)
  10. - 50 Greatest Books of All Time (Globe and Mail)
  11. - ZEIT-Bibliothek der 100 Bücher (Die Zeit)
  12. - Världsbiblioteket (The World Library) (Tidningen Boken)

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