Kafka's Search for Lost Time

One hundred years after Franz Kafka penned his seminal work, "The Metamorphosis," about literature's most famous insect, his preoccupation with the elusiveness of time still resonates.

Everyone knows that Franz Kafka's masterwork, "The Metamorphosis," is about a guy who wakes up one day to find himself transformed into a "monstrous vermin." It's one of the most famous tales of the 20th century, firmly entrenched in the canon of the classics.