The Complete Stories of Franz Kafka by Franz Kafka

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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This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 3rd on Biblioteca (Argentina)
  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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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Penguin Complete Short Stories of Franz Kafka Hardcover 16042917 $29.86 1983
The Complete Novels. The Trial. America. The Castle Paperback 2794400 $5.95
Franz Kafka: The Complete Stories Paperback 24328 $8.78 $2.19 1995
The Complete Stories Hardcover 511012 $89.18 $10.95
Penguin Complete Novels of Franz Kafka Hardcover 3739124 $13.86
Penguin Complete Short Stories of Franz Kafka Paperback 5430941 $79.88
The Complete Stories Kindle Edition 44913 $10.99 2012
Franz Kafka The Complete Stories Paperback 1310139 $6.83 $0.01 1988
Franz Kafka: The Complete Stories Hardcover 924835 $90.84 $15.00 1983
Kafka: The Complete Stories Paperback 2112178 $4.99 $0.01
Franz Kafka: The Complete Stories (Edition Reprint) by Franz Kafka [Paperback(1995£©] Paperback 1910710 $34.23 $7.49