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When “ the metamorphosis” was published in 1915, kafka cautioned his editors that “ the insect itself cannot be drawn. This lesson presents a comprehensive plot summary of franz kafka' s novella, ' ' the metamorphosis. ' ' the narrative tells the story of a traveling salesman who wakes one morning to find he' s. Metamorphosis by franz kafka translated by david wyllie.
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