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Investigations of a Dog: And Other Creatures

Investigations of a Dog: And Other Creatures

By Franz Kafka
Translated by Michael Hofmann

A masterful new translation by Michael Hofmann of some of Kafka's most fantastical and visionary short fiction

Animals, strange beasts, bureaucrats, businessmen, and nightmares populate this collection of stories by Franz Kafka. These matchless short works, all unpublished during Kafka’s lifetime, range from the gleeful dialogue between a cat and a mouse in Little Fable to the absurd humor of Investigations of a Dog, from the elaborate waking nightmare of Building the Great Wall of China to the creeping unease of The Burrow, where a nameless creature’s labyrinthine hiding place turns into a trap of fear and paranoia.

239 pages
New Directions, 2017
5.3 x 0.7 x 8 inches
ISBN 9780811226899
Short Story, Psychological Fiction

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