Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka (Paperback)
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Short Description for Kafkaesque The editors bring together a collection of fiction by authors influenced and inspired by Franz Kafka and his work, accompanied by the authors' perspectives on Kafka's writing, influence and legacy.
- Published: 01 November 2011
- Format: Paperback 283 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781616960490 ISBN 10: 1616960493
- Sales rank: 808,089
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Dystopic and comedic, this anthology explores top fiction from generations of writers and artists who have drawn inspiration from Franz Kafka's writings. The stories in this illuminating collection include Philip Roth's alternate history in which Kafka survived into the 1940s and emigrated to America; Jorge Luis Borges' bizarre lottery that develops into a mystical system; Carol Emshwiller's woman seeking to be accepted as officially male by a society of men; and Paul Di Filippo's hero who works as a magazine writer by day but is a costumed crime fighter by night. Rounding out the exceptional lineup is R. Crumb's humorous work, "A Hunger Artist" from "Kafka for Beginners" alongside a new English translation of the story itself. Each author also responds to the question "Why Kafka?" and discusses his writing, its relevance and relation to their own work, and his enduring legacy.