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Introducing Kafka (Introducing...)by David Zan Mairowitz
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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 brought 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.
Franz Kafka was described as living behind a 'glass wall', writing bizarre fantasy, tainted with hilarity and self-abasement, he brought to this an almost unbearably expanded consciousness, creating a unique literary language in which to hide. This book, helping us to see beyond the cliche 'Kafkaesque', is illustrated by legendary underground artist Robert Crumb.
This book, helping us to see beyond the cliche Kafkaesque, is illustrated by legendary underground artist Robert Crumb.
Helps the reader to see beyond the cliche 'Kafkaesque' and to peer through to the man himself.
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