"When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams, he found himself changed into a monstrous cockroach in his bed."
"He woke to discover that he had undergone a metamorphosis and become Gregor Samsa."
This comes atop Sarah Lyall’s NYT article on resurrecting long-gone literary characters. It’s a trend that results in the occasional disaster or sparkling success (Grendel, Wide Sargasso Sea, The Hours, etc.), but most often it’s just a lot of fun and a good way to keep the classics in our contemporary imagination.