Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka

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Contributor note:
Jeffrey Ford (contributor), Theodora Goss (contributor), Eileen Gunn (contributor), Damon Knight (contributor),
Jonathan Lethem (contributor), Carter Scholz (contributor) , David Mairowitz (contributor),
Philip Roth (contributor), Rudy Rucker (contributor), Tamar Yellin (contributor), Franz Kafka (contributor),
J.G. Ballard (contributor), Terry Bission (contributor), Michael Blumlein (contributor),
Jorge Luis Borges (contributor), T.C. Boyle (contributor), Paul Di Filippo (contributor),
Carol Emshwiller (contributor)
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Dystopic and comedic, this anthology explores most sensible fiction from generations of writers and artists who've drawn thought from Franz Kafka's writings. The tales during this illuminating assortment comprise Philip Roth's exchange historical past within which Kafka survived into the Nineteen Forties and emigrated to the US; Jorge Luis Borges' strange lottery that develops right into a mystical method; Carol Emshwiller’s girl looking to be authorized as formally male through a society of fellows; and Paul Di Filippo's hero who works as author via day yet is a costumed crime fighter by means of evening. Rounding out the phenomenal lineup is R. Crumb's funny paintings, "A starvation Artist" from Kafka for Beginners along a brand new English translation of the tale itself. every one writer additionally responds to the query Why Kafka? and discusses his writing, its relevance and relation to their very own paintings, and his enduring legacy.

Franz Kafka, "A starvation Artist" (new translation via John Kessel)
Jeffrey Ford, "Bright Morning"
Theodora Goss, "The swift improve of Sorrow"
Eileen Gunn, "Stable thoughts for center Management"
Damon Knight, "The Handler"
Jonathan Lethem and Carter Scholz, "Receding Horizon"
Carter Scholz, "The volume to Carry"
David Mairowitz and Robert Crumb, "A starvation Artist"
Philip Roth, "’I constantly sought after You to respect My Fasting,’ or Kafka"
Rudy Rucker, "The 57th Franz Kafka"
Tamar Yellin, "Kafka in Brontëland"
J.G. Ballard, "The Drowned Giant"
Terry Bisson, "The Cockroach Hat"
Michael Blumlein, "Hymenoptera"
Jorge Luis Borges, "The Lottery in Babylon"
T. C. Boyle, "The vast Garage"
Paul Di Filippo, "The Jackdaw's final Case"
Carol Emshwiller, "Report to the Men's Club"

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