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Welcome to the Masters of Prose book series, a selection of the best works by noteworthy authors.Literary critic August Nemo selects the most important writings of each author. A selection based on the author's novels, short stories, letters, essays and biographical texts. Thus providing the reader with an overview of the author's life and work.This edition is dedicated to the writer Franz Kafka, a German-speaking Bohemian novelist and short-story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work fuses elements of realism and the fantastic. It typically features isolated protagonists facing bizarre or surrealistic predicaments and incomprehensible socio-bureaucratic powers. The term Kafkaesque has entered the English language to describe situations like those found in his writing.This book contains the following writings:Novels: The Metamorphosis; The Trial.Short Stories: A hunger artist; In the penal colony; The judgment; Before the law; A country doctor; a report to an academy; First sorrow; Children on a country road; Unmasking a confidence trickster; The sudden walk; Resolutions; Unhappiness; Rejection; The street window; Clothes; Passers-by.If you appreciate good literature, be sure to check out the other Tacet Books titles!