Friday, December 09, 2011

'Tis the Season for Kafka

Kafkaesque has been getting a lot of love lately! You'll find a nice review in Sci Fi magazine's latest issue. They give Kafkaesque an A!

And if you, like Michael Weingrad, wonder why there is no Jewish Narnia, Gillian Polack over at Biblio Buffet thinks Kafka has the answer:

"Kafka is many things to many people, which is impressive, considering that his writing is distinctive and always identifiable, even in different translations. His stories aren’t a simple formula of strip-bare-and-add-telling. This is why the volume Kafkaesque, edited by John Kessel and James Patrick Kelly, is so very good. It shows us that Kafka was an allegorist (like C.S. Lewis, although that comparison remains unmade)...Each of these stories is good in its own right, and each of these stories illuminates different facets of Kafka’s writing and our perception of Kafka."

Read the rest of the review here


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