Kafkaesque

Kafkaesque

Fourteen Stories

Book - 2018
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Long fascinated with the work of Franz Kafka, Peter Kuper began illustrating his stories in 1988. Initially drawn to the master's dark humor, Kuper adapted the stories over the years to plumb their deeper truths. Kuper's style deliberately evokes Lynd Ward and Frans Masereel, contemporaries of Kafka whose wordless novels captured much of the same claustrophobia and mania as Kafka's tales. Working from new translations of the classic texts, Kuper has reimagined these iconic stories for the twenty-first century, using setting and perspective to comment on contemporary issues like civil rights and homelessness. Longtime lovers of Kafka will appreciate Kuper's innovative interpretations, while Kafka novices will discover a haunting introduction to some of the great writer's most beguiling stories, including "A Hunger Artist," "In The Penal Colony," and "The Burrow." Kafkaesque stands somewhere between adaptation and wholly original creation, going beyond a simple illustration of Kafka's words to become a stunning work of art.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, ©2018.
ISBN: 9780393635621
0393635627
Characteristics: 159 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kafka, Franz 1883-1924- Contributor

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Mar 20, 2019

Superb drawings and interpretation.

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