‘I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.” Gregor Samsa’s mutati(...)

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“Was he an animal, that music could move him so?” This line from Franz Kafka’s novel Metamorphosis sees its protagonist, a man who has transformed (...)