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Another Kafkaesqe Moment

Yesterday my wife and I experienced another kafkaesque moment. As I explain in a previous post the term kafkaesque is a literary description of a work that has a similar feel to that of a work by the writer Franz Kafka. 519 more words



Of late I’ve been feeling like Joseph Ka, a character from Franz Kafka’s book ‘The Trial’. Ka is unexpectedly placed under arrest one morning although he has committed no crime. 404 more words


Kafka on Holiday

Overcast, but bright. The marine layer has moved in over the city. Watching political commentators reflect on the unfolding of the Trump administration—particularly impressed by the insights of MSNBC reporters… 69 more words

Franz Kafka

Genuinely absurd books are hard to come by, rather than stories that are designed to be weird such as ‘Naked Lunch’ they appear relatively normal until you dig deeper. 1,159 more words

Reign of the Table

With a large part of the populus at war with various long-standing and once-believed-sensible institutions — government, the economy, even society itself — it comes as no surprise that our timeless scorn of bureaucracy hasn’t let up either. 792 more words



‘I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? 338 more words


She Should Have Won the National Book Award

But then I think
What do these awards mean
They gotta serve somebody

I’ve checked the libraries
It’s her only book
On this—or any— subject… 103 more words

No Time For Poetry But Exactly What Is