KAFKA, Franz. Metamorphosis.

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KAFKA, Franz. Metamorphosis. New York: Vanguard Press Inc., 1946.

8vo. Black cloth, spine and upper board lettered and decorated in brown; in the original wrapper; top edge sprayed brown; brown illustrated endpapers; pp. [iv], 5-98; with illustrations by Leslie Sherman; slight rubbing to extremities of boards; light chipping along edges and flaps of wrapper; previous owner's ink stamp to prelminary pages; internally clean, a near fine copy in the wrapper.
First US edition. Translated by A. L. Lloyd, and with a preface by Paul Goodman. A well presented copy of Kafka's modernist and existentialist work which helped establish the slightly nightmarish and bizarre Kafkaesque style, reflecting the oppressive and incomprehensible nature of bureaucratic and societal systems.