Introducing Kafka

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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.

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This book is indeed a great introduction to Franz Kafka. Part illustrated biography, part comics adaptation, Introducing Kafka is the perfect starting point for those new to Kafka and a perfect next step for those who have read him for years. Robert Crumb's idiosyncratic illustrations add a new dimension to the already idiosyncratic world of Kafka. Includes adaptations of "The Judgment," "The Trial," "The Castle," "A Hunger Artist," and "The Metamorphosis."

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David Zane Mairowitz is an American writer who lives in London. Robert Crumb is an American artist, illustrator and musician recognized for his satirical view of the American mainstream.

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