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The Metamorphosis

BOOK (1915)

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Kurt Wolff

Gregor Samsa's life is not his own. Events that shape his existence happen despite him and even his plans to take control of his destiny are plagued by doubts about how this might affect others.

Sunday, 6 May, 2012, 12:00am

Diary of a renovator: chemical warfare

The Art of War has been used in business management, political campaigns and sport. Former Australian cricket coach John Buchanan insisted his players read the 6th century BC Chinese military classic before their 2001 Ashes tour of England. I decided to seek wisdom from its author, Sun Tzu, before my own battle.

15 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing Coma

Beijing Coma

by Ma Jian (translated by Flora Drew)

Random House, HK$275

In the middle of a deep sleep wakefulness can come suddenly. Maybe the wind took a dustbin and rattled it against a wall. Or a lover's arm was outstretched, tipping the balance within an unsettling dream.

22 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Mainland artist steals show with cutting-edge performance piece

The Art HK 08 international art fair opened on Wednesday night at the Convention and Exhibition Centre as a kind of trade convention for the arts. With galleries, collectors and buyers all gathered from around the world until Sunday, it will be five days of unprecedented cultural consumption.

16 May 2008 - 12:00am

Nocturnal Vista

Nocturnal Vista

Theatre du Pif

Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Studio Theatre

Reviewed: December 17

Theatre du Pif's Nocturnal Vista,

19 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

See the light

THINK FRANZ KAFKA and thoughts turn to dark settings, dour characters and depressing images. Think again, say Sean Curran and Bonni Chan who are confident their Theatre du Pif company has turned this common misconception of the Czech playwright on its head with Nocturnal Vista.

10 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Author encourages students to read more and try new things to improve their writing

DO YOU FIND reading interesting? If not, it might just be because you have not been trying hard enough.

'Words are very interesting. But to enjoy reading or writing, you have to put in the time and effort to learn and grasp the fundamental ability,' says award-winning local author Dung Kai-cheung.

11 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

At home with Kafka's vision

Hong Kong performing artists cannot seem to get enough of Franz Kafka's surreal classic novel Metamorphosis, in which the main character - Gregor - wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant beetle.

22 May 1997 - 12:00am

Metamorphosis' fine third phase

THE last in Sand and Bricks' Metamorphosis trilogy, based on Franz Kafka's story about a man who wakes up to find that he has turned into a beetle, Metamorphosis 95 is more about the effect the change has on his family than the insect-man himself.

15 May 1995 - 12:00am

Transforming Kafka

CHAN Bing-chiu is one of the most accomplished all-rounders in Hong Kong theatre today. Having proved his excellence as an actor and director on a number of occasions, Chan has now turned his hand to writing with a starkly impressive play, adapted from Franz Kafka's novel, Metamorphosis.

27 Jun 1994 - 12:00am