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Our Most Literary Rock Star, Bob Dylan Deserved the Nobel Prize

It’s a tough time to be a Bob Dylan fan.

On one hand, the Nobel Committee’s decision to award him the Nobel Prize for literature has caused many to revisit his work, beyond “Times They Are a-Changin” and “Blowin’ in the Wind”. 1,956 more words


Was Don Quixote Kafka's Alter Ego?

On the 21st of October 1917 Franz Kafka wrote a brief parable The Truth about Sancho Panza. Its original title “Die Wahrheit über Sancho Pansa” was given by Max Brod, who later published the text in the volume “Beim Bau der chinesischen Mauer”.   686 more words


The Metaphormosis

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a trans-dimensional abomination. Black tentacles curled in and out of worlds as he looked around his bedroom, bemused. 365 more words

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Vezot Haberachah: Re-reading the words

Moses charged us with the Torah as the heritage of the congregation of Jacob. (Devarim 33:4)

Meticulous, mindful, the scribe writes the words
that haven’t been altered in thousands of years… 1,257 more words


Party Going with Henry: Part One

Henry Green remains the most elusive and neglected of modernist writers, even though he was among the top rank of prose stylists in English in the 20th century. 686 more words


Kafka's Konundrum

A new selection of some of Kafka’s short prose is being published by Archipelago in a translation by Peter Wortsman. Titled Konundrum: Selected Prose of Franz Kafka… 72 more words


The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. He was laying on his hard, as it were armor-plated, back and when he lifted his head a little he could see his domelike brown belly divided into stiff arched segments on top of which the bed quilt could hardly keep in position and was about to slide off completely. 225 more words

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