A Hunger Artist (short story collection)

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A Hunger Artist
Kafka Ein Hungerkünstler 1924.jpg
1st German ed. cover
Author Franz Kafka
Original title Ein Hungerkünstler
Translator Willa and Edwin Muir
Country Germany
Language German
Genre Short stories
Publisher Verlag Die Schmiede
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Print (Hardback)
Original text
Ein Hungerkünstler at German Wikisource

A Hunger Artist (German: Ein Hungerkünstler) is the collection of four short stories by Franz Kafka published in Germany in 1924, the last collection that Kafka himself prepared for the publication. Kafka was able to correct the proofs during his final illness but the book was published by Verlag Die Schmiede several months after his death.

The English translation by Willa and Edwin Muir was published by Schocken Books in 1948 in the collection The Penal Colony. All individual stories in the collection have also been translated before by various translators.