The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

Book - 2003
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A brilliant, darkly comic reimagining of Kafka's classic tale of family, alienation, and a giant bug. Acclaimed graphic artist Peter Kuper presents a kinetic illustrated adaptation of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis. Kuper's electric drawings--where American cartooning meets German expressionism--bring Kafka's prose to vivid life, reviving the original story's humor and poignancy in a way that will surprise and delight readers of Kafka and graphic novels alike.
Publisher: New York : Crown, c2003.
ISBN: 9781400047956
Characteristics: 77 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Kafka, Franz 1883-1924.


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strangegazelle Feb 15, 2019

'Spy vs Spy' artist and 'World War 3 Illustrated' co-founder Peter Kuper does a marvelous adaptation of Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" (one of my favorites!) in a style mimicking German silent films like Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr, Caligari. It's very brief and good, much like the original story. Worth a look even if you're not a graphic novel person!

Jul 29, 2014

I really enjoyed this version of the classic, as the original can drag at certain times, but the illustrious illustrations help the story progress.

Mar 01, 2012

The original translation of the The Metamorphosis I found a little long winded in parts. I suspect this was because of the German writing style it was translated from. In Comic book format Peter Kuper does a fine job in pacing the story and focusing on the dilemma of poor young man. Kuper's Drawing style lends it self very effectively to the bleak situation the main character finds him self waking up to.
We can only hope a cure is found before some one steps on him. You'll only know if you read the book.

Sep 07, 2010

An interesting adaptation on the classic Kafka story. Interesting note - Kuper also does Spy vs Spy for MAD magazine!

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