Sunday, October 02, 2011
Trailer for my new book: Franzlations
Franzlations: the imaginary Kafka translations by Gary Barwin, Craig Conley, and Hugh Thomas takes the parables and aphorisms of Kafka as a starting point, and steps a few places to the left in order to reinvent them. Sometimes this means walking off a cliff and into the empty air. (Don't look down!) Sometimes this means keeping the cage and replacing the bird. For of course, Kafka's writing is a rich source of ideas, play, structure, and wit. It looks like the real world, but in the way the bootstrap that one pulls oneself up with looks like a real bootstrap.