Introducing Kafka by David Zane Mairowitz
Introducing Kafka
Author: David Zane Mairowitz
Title: Introducing Kafka
ISBN10: 1874166099
ISBN13: 978-1874166092
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Totem Books; 1st edition (March 16, 1990)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1258 kb
Size epub: 1274 kb
Rating: 3.8 ✪
Votes: 494
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism

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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, however, 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 before admiring crowds. This book, illustrated by the creator of "Fritz the Cat", should help the reader to see beyond the cliche "Kafkaesque" and to peer through the glass wall at the unique creature on display there.