Short story or rather, novelette: “The Burrow”
by look i have opinions
“The Burrow” (“Der Bau”), by Franz Kafka
First published posthumously in 1931, with the first English translation coming out in 1933; the Muirs’ translation is online here
Maybe it’s because I was in a bad mood, but earlier today, reading Michael Hofmann’s translation, I felt as though the narrator of “The Burrow” were my only friend.