May 22, 2022

New From The New York Public Library: “Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” Transformed Into Insta Novel”

From NYPL:

2018-12-05_09-33-46The New York Public Library launched the latest chapter of its Insta Novels project this morning: Franz Kafka’s early 1900s novella “The Metamorphosis.”

There were three Insta Novels planned; The Raven was a surprise fourth addition. Another surprise holiday installment is coming by the end of the year.

The Insta Novels project is a partnership between The New York Public Library and design firm Mother in NY to transform Instagram’s popular Stories feature into a place to read actual classic stories.

Direct to Insta Novel: “The Metamorphosis” (NYPL/Instagram)

Direct to Insta Novel

Learn More About NYPL Insta Novels

Some Instagram Stories Thrive from an Extended Shelf Life: Classic novels become social media posts (via eMarketer; November 30, 2018

New York Public Library Releases “The Yellow Wallpaper” as the Latest Installment of Insta Novels on Instagram (October 3, 2018)

The New York Public Library Introduces “Insta Novels” (Full Text, Illustrated Literature Posted on Instagram) (August 22, 2018)

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