Get Shmoopesque with Kafka.
Looking for a nice, uplifting read? Then you've found yourself in the wrong spot—Franz Kafka just wasn't about the smiles.
This is a guy who could turn a human into a bug in the course of a sentence and who wasn't afraid to ask Deep Questions about the fundamental nature of the human condition. Don't let those simple sentences fool you: Kafka makes his readers work for it.
This course will help you through it all—from strange torture devices to labyrinthine bureaucracies, it'll be a crazy ride through Kafkatown.
Unit 1. The Man and His Work
This unit is a crash course in Kafka and his short fiction. Just remember short ≠ simple.