"I can well imagine this book finding its way into the hands of someone whose life is instantly changed by it." -- Max Brod, März
"This volume seems to have paved the way to Parnassus. It is profound, having been created by the most delicate of fingers." -- Kurt Tucholsky, Prager Tagblatt
"Rhythmic like the lament of a forlorn maiden, this exceptionally mature work exhibits the light touch of the French prose masters." -- Otto Pick, Bohemia
From the Publisher
The three volumes Twisted Spoon has published Contemplation, A Country Doctor, and A Hunger Artist represent the collections of stories that Kafka had published during his lifetime. Though each volume has its own distinctive character, they have most often appeared in English in collected editions. They are presented here in new translations, each with its own illustrator from the Prague community.