Investigations of a Dog (Paperback)

And Other Creatures

By Franz Kafka, Michael Hofmann (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811226899, 244pp.

Publication Date: May 23, 2017

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Paperback (11/5/2016)

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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 These matchless short works, all unpublished during Kafka's lifetime, range from the gleeful dialogue between a cat and a mouse in "Little Fable" to the absurd humor of "Investigations of a Dog," from the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.