Alternate cover edition of ISBN 0553213695 9780553213690 n n As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect He was laying on his hard, as it were armor plated, back and when he lifted his head a little he could see his domelike br

Laughable Loves is a collection of stories that first appeared in print in Prague before 1968, but was then was subsequently banned The seven stories are all concerned with love, or rather with the complex erotic games and stratagems employed by women and especially men as they try to come to terms

KIRKUS REVIEW nLizinka Tachezy, young and blonde and unable to fit into any secondary school program or training institute in the imaginary East European land here, is finally enrolled in a program for executioner trainees Tachezy p re, a philologist, is aghast Lizinka s mother, on the other hand,