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Publisher Comments:

"What do I have in common with the Jews? I don't even have anything in common with myself." Nothing could better express the essence of Franz Kafka, a man described by his friends as living behind a "glass wall." Kafka wrote in the tradition of the great Yiddish storytellers, whose stock-in-trade was bizarre fantasy tainted with hilarity and self-abasement. What he added to this tradition was an almost unbearably expanded consciousness. Alienated from his roots, his family, his surroundings, and primarily from his own body, Kafka created a unique literary language in which to hide away, transforming himself into a cockroach, an ape, a dog, a mole or a circus artiste who starves himself to death in front of admiring crowds. David Zane Mairowitz's brilliant text and the illustrations and comic panels of the world's greatest cartoonist, Robert Crumb (himself no stranger to self-loathing and alienation), help us to understand the essence of Kafka and provide insight beyond the cliche "Kafkaesque," peering through Kafka's glass wall like no other book before it. The book is a wonderful educational tool for those unfamiliar with Kafka, including a brief but inclusive biography as well as the plots of many of his works, all illustrated by Crumb, making this newly designed edition a must-have for admirers of both Kafka and Crumb.

Synopsis:

Crumb is paired with writer David Zane Mairowitz, and together they provide a unique look at Kafka's works, including "Metamorphosis" and The Trial. One of our best.

Synopsis:

This brief but inclusive biography of Franz Kafka and summary of many of his works, all illustrated by Crumb, helps us understand the essence of Kafka and provide insight beyond the cliche "Kafkaesque."

Synopsis:

A wonderful educational tool for those unfamiliar with Kafka, this volume includes a brief but inclusive biography as well as the plots of many of his works, all illustrated by Crumb, making this newly designed edition a must-have for admirers of both Kafka and Crumb. Young Adult.

About the Author

Born in Philadelphia, R. Crumb is the author of numerous comic works and one of the pioneers of underground comics. His books include Kafka, The Complete Crumb Comics (17 volumes), The R. Crumb Sketchbook (10 volumes), R. Crumb Draws the Blues, The Book of Mr. Natural, The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb, and many more. He lives in the south of France with his wife, the artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560978060
Author:
Mairowitz, David
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Editor:
Appignanesi, Richard
Author:
Appignanesi, Richard
Author:
Crumb, Robert
Author:
Crumb, R
Author:
Mairowitz, David Zane
Subject:
Nonfiction
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Nonfiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
May 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white comics throughout
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.52x7.10x.63 in. .86 lbs.

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Product details 176 pages Fantagraphics Books - English 9781560978060 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Crumb is paired with writer David Zane Mairowitz, and together they provide a unique look at Kafka's works, including "Metamorphosis" and The Trial. One of our best.
"Synopsis" by , This brief but inclusive biography of Franz Kafka and summary of many of his works, all illustrated by Crumb, helps us understand the essence of Kafka and provide insight beyond the cliche "Kafkaesque."
"Synopsis" by , A wonderful educational tool for those unfamiliar with Kafka, this volume includes a brief but inclusive biography as well as the plots of many of his works, all illustrated by Crumb, making this newly designed edition a must-have for admirers of both Kafka and Crumb. Young Adult.
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