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The Metamorphosis
as in:  the Kafka novel

Much can be explained in terms of the metamorphosis which the camp underwent as the result of an order (unquestionably originating with the Fuhrer) which went down to Hoss from Himmler sometime during the first week of April.
William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  arguably the most famous of Kafka’s works, this novella tells of a man transformed into a bug
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Strongly Associated with:   Franz Kafka, metamorphosis
"The Metamorphoses" is also the name of a narrative poem written by the Roman poet Ovid and completed in 8 AD. The mythological poem was well-known in medieval times and greatly influenced medieval poetry.

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  • Much can be explained in terms of the metamorphosis which the camp underwent as the result of an order (unquestionably originating with the Fuhrer) which went down to Hoss from Himmler sometime during the first week of April.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He called it "The Metamorphosis."
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Langdon could not believe the metamorphosis.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • No One Has a Clue I emerge from my room, a butterfly from her cocoon, and no one seems a bit concerned about the metamorphosis.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical

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  • Like an epidemic spreading swiftly from land to land, the metamorphosis infected the entire human race.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Meanwhile Troy had added a few touches to his ordinary make-up for the character, the more effectually to disguise himself, and though he had felt faint qualms on first entering, the metamorphosis effected by judiciously "lining" his face with a wire rendered him safe from the eyes of Bathsheba and her men.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • She wanted to adapt herself to the metamorphosis that had been wrought in her.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • Totty, however, had descended from her chair with great swiftness, and was already in retreat towards the dairy with a sort of waddling run, and an amount of fat on the nape of her neck which made her look like the metamorphosis of a white suckling pig.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • The theft of the brigand-poetaster from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is deliberate; and the metamorphosis of Leporello into Enry Straker, motor engineer and New Man, is an intentional dramatic sketch for the contemporary embryo of Mr H. G. Wells’s anticipation of the efficient engineering class which will, he hopes, finally sweep the jabberers out of the way of civilization.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Franz Kafka, a latter-day Poe, uses the dynamic in stories like "The Metamorphosis" (1915) and "A Hunger Artist" (1924), where, in a nifty reversal of the traditional vampire narrative, crowds of onlookers watch as the artist’s fasting consumes him.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • But if I had known then of the metamorphosis which the camp underwent during the terrible fortnight I have dwelt upon, I would have understood that the tattoo had an important and direct connection with Sophie’s being branded like a Jew though she herself was not Jewish.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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Associated words [difficulty]:   The Metamorphosis [8] , Franz Kafka [8] , metamorphosis [5] , Jane Eyre [4] , Heart of Darkness [5] , Moby-Dick [5] , Pride and Prejudice [5] , Robinson Crusoe [6] , The Catcher in the Rye [6] , The Count of Monte Cristo [6] , The Three Musketeers [6] , Anna Karenina [7] , Doctor Zhivago [7] , Great Expectations [7] , Gulliver’s Travels [7] , Little Women [7] , Lolita (the novel) [7] , Middlemarch [7] , Paradise Lost [7] , The Grapes of Wrath [7] , The Joy Luck Club [7] , A Tale of Two Cities [8] , Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [8] , Crime and Punishment [8] , Les MisÚrables [8] , Lord of the Flies [8] , Madame Bovary [8] , Mrs. Dalloway [8] , Of Mice and Men [8] , Pygmalion [8] , Rip Van Winkle [8] , Sense and Sensibility [8] , Slaughterhouse-Five [8] , The Brothers Karamazov [8] , The Color Purple [8] , The Great Gatsby [8] , The Hunchback of Notre Dame [8] , The Last of the Mohicans [8] , The Old Man and the Sea [8] , The Scarlet Letter [8] , Uncle Tom’s Cabin [8] , Wuthering Heights [8] , Animal Farm [9] , Bleak House [9] , Canterbury Tales [9] , One Hundred Years of Solitude [9] , The Adventures of Tom Sawyer [9] , The Call of the Wild [9] , The Sound and the Fury [9] , The Sun Also Rises [9] , The War of the Worlds [9]
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