So brilliantly Penguin Modern Classics. I want to move back to England when I see something like this. :-)
I adore this with a passion I usually reserve for chocolate. If I lived in England I would rip the cover off the book and frame it.
But . . . why?It's great that it's provoking this kind of love, but I'm a huge Kafka fan, I currently own only a rather unsatisfactory translation of Metamorphosis and I'd love a handsome edition of it, but this would put me off.I quite like the image, but it doesn't seem interested in serving the text. Can someone explain to me why this is suitable for Kafka's short stories?
Alan: A good question. I think this is a welcome reprieve from Gregor as insect (literally), which is a way some people read that particular story. As far as if this appropriate for a collection of stories, I'm sure that relying on the most well-known of Kafka's stories (well known to casual readers like me) is probably a good marketing decision.And as far as the Penguin Modern Classics angle, so many of their covers look like play or movie posters to me. I could easily see this hanging outside a theater. Does that make it less of a book cover? I'm not sure.
any idea of the designer?
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