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Kafkaesque

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UPC: 9780393358216
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Authors: Peter Kuper (Adapter, Translator), Franz Kafka (Author)

THIS BOOK WILL BE RELEASED ON: May 26, 2020

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (May 26, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393358216
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393358216
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 9.8 inches

Winner of the 2018 Silver Reuben Award for Graphic Novels
A Boston Globe and New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

In Kafkaesque, Peter Kuper combines stunning artistic technique with shrewd political and social commentary for a mesmerizing interpretation of fourteen iconic Franz Kafka short stories.

In Kafkaesque, Peter Kuper combines stunning artistic technique with shrewd political and social commentary for a mesmerizing interpretation of fourteen iconic Franz Kafka short stories.

Reviews

“A series of riffs and visual improvisations, a diverting, even daring, high-wire act.”
Jules Feiffer

“Kafka’s work is opaque and ripe for reinterpretation, but it is Kuper’s art that makes it so fresh.”
Tom Tivnan, Times Literary Supplement

“The Kafkaesque humor is intact, even enhanced.”
Sarah Boxer, Wall Street Journal

“Stark yet playful interpretations in the woodcut tradition of Käthe Kollwitz, Frans Masereel, and Lynd Ward.”
Boston Globe

Kafkaesque has the quality of being not simply an adaptation but an artistic object in its own right.”
John W. W. Zeiser, Los Angeles Review of Books

“Woe to the reader who tries to skim Peter Kuper’s Kafkaesque.… [Kuper’s] faux woodcuts, with their explosive faces and grim chiaroscuro, cannot be easily digested―a supreme virtue.”
Abraham Riesman, Vulture

About the Author

Franz Kafka (1883–1924) was one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. His major novels include The TrialThe Castle, and Amerika.

Peter Kuper contributes cartoons to The New Yorker and illustrated MAD magazine’s Spy vs. Spy. His graphic novels include an adaptation of Heart of Darkness and the Eisner Award–winning Ruins.