Give It Up! (short story)

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"Give It Up!" (German: "Gibs auf!") is a short story by Franz Kafka written between 1917 and 1923.[1] The story was not published in Kafka's lifetime, but first appeared in Beschreibung eines Kampfes (1936, Description of a Struggle, translated 1958).

A comic-book adaptation of the story, illustrated by Peter Kuper, is included in Give It Up!.[2]


  1. ^ Kafka, Franz. The Complete Stories. New York City: Schocken Books, 1995.
  2. ^ "Graphic Novels for Multiple Literacies." G.A. Schwarz. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 2002.

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