The Truth About Sancho Panza by Franz Kafka

Talk about your SHORT stories. This little piece by Kafka was first published in 1931, seven years after the author’s death. While classified by some as a short story, it is in fact what is known as a parable. In Spanish, a Sancho is a sidekick, while Panza refers to a man’s big belly. .…

Unmasking a Confidence Trickster by Franz Kafka

Unmasking a Confidence Trickster by Franz Kafka

At last, about ten o’clock at night, I came to the doorway of the fine house where I was invited to spend the evening, after the man beside me, whom I was barely acquainted with and who had once again thrust himself unasked upon me, had marched me for two long hours around the streets.…

Franz Kafka The Metamorphosis

Excerpt: The Metamorphosis

by Franz Kafka – Chapter One… When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. He was lying on his back as hard as armor plate, and when he lifted his head a little, he saw his vaulted brown belly, sectioned by arch-shaped…