Kafka wrote a novella, The Metamorphosis, about a man who finds himself transformed into a beetle. Now Ian McEwan has written one about a beetle that is transformed into a man. He’s not the first writer
Ian McEwan’s latest book imagines a world in which a cockroach wakes up one day to find that he is human - and the prime minister. McEwan, one of Britain’s most celebrated novelists and the author of Chesil
When, in a quieter future, political historians attempt to understand the fury and the fractures in today’s body politic, they could do a lot worse than turn to Ian McEwan’s novella on Brexit, The Cockroach.
In Franz Kafka’s “The Trial,” Josef K. finds himself trapped in a menacingly complex world fighting a faceless bureaucracy. Powerless in the face of such authority, K. succumbs to the absurdity of the