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A Hunger Artist & Other Stories; Poems and Songs of Love
Franz Kafka, Thor Polson (Translator), Georg Mordechai Langer, Elana Wolff (Translator) and Menachem Wolff (Translator)
Guernica Editions, Fall 2014
128 pages
Kindle (eBook)
ISBN13: 9781550718690
ISBN10: 155071869X
English
Translated from the German
$9.95 Canada, $9.95 US


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Franz Kafka's writings are characterized by an extreme sensitivity manifested in absurdity, alienation, and gallows humor. These two particular collections of short pieces, A Country Doctor (1919) and A Hunger Artist (1924), newly translated by Thor Polson, represent later works in the corpus. Poems and Songs of Love is a translation of the collection Piyyutim ve-Shirei Yedidot by Georg Mordechai Langer. Published in Prague in 1929, it contains an elegy to Langer's friend and mentor Franz Kafka, and other openly homo-romantic poems. This collaborative translation by Elana and Menachem Wolff brings the fascinating work of Langer--poems as well as an essay on Kafka--to the English-reading public for the first time, and sheds light on a hitherto unexamined relationship.
In the last few decades the interest in hunger artists has decreased dramatically. -- Kafka / Indeed the turn has come, the bond is at an end, / a bond made of waves of the sea of the world; -- Langer

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A Hunger Artist and Other Stories; Poems and Songs of Love

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A Hunger Artist and Other Stories; Poems and Songs of Love

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A Hunger Artist and Other Stories; Poems and Songs of Love

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A Hunger Artist and Other Stories; Poems and Songs of Love