"Coffee with Kafka" celebrates 100 hundred years of Kafka's most famous work
“The Metamorphosis "
Sunday, February 8, 2015
"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he realized that he had been transformed during the night in his bed into a monstrous vermin." The opening line of Kafka's "The Metaphorphosis" is perhaps the most famous in all of German literature. First published in 1915, "The Metaphorphosis" has since become one of the most influential works in modern literature. Less then 50 pages long, the novella has been read, analyzed and debated since its publication one hundred years ago. Why has this one story captured the imagination of so many generations, crossed so many cultural borders and become a "must read" for any serious reader?
Please join us as we begin the discussion anew, using Kafka's own words with readings by Byron LaDue, followed by a screening of the Academy Award winning short film "Franz Kafka's It's a Wondeful Life" and present diverse opinions investigating the meaning and significance of this international classic.