Kafka Was the Rage
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Kafka Was the Rage


  • Author : Anatole Broyard
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-12-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307757487


Kafka Was the Rage Book Description :

What Hemingway's A Moveable Feast did for Paris in the 1920s, this charming yet undeceivable memoir does for Greenwich Village in the late 1940s. In 1946, Anatole Broyard was a dapper, earnest, fledgling avant-gardist, intoxicated by books, sex, and the neighborhood that offered both in such abundance. Stylish written, mercurially witty, imbued with insights that are both affectionate and astringent, this memoir offers an indelible portrait of a lost bohemia. We see Broyard setting up his used bookstore on Cornelia Street—indulging in a dream that was for him as romantic as “living off the land or sailing around the world” while exercizing his libido with a protegee of Anais Nin and taking courses at the New School, where he deliberates on “t...

Intoxicated by My Illness
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Intoxicated by My Illness


  • Author : Anatole Broyard
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2010-11-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307775887


Intoxicated by My Illness Book Description :

Anatole Broyard, long-time book critic, book review editor, and essayist for the New York Times, wants to be remembered. He will be, with this collection of irreverent, humorous essays he wrote concerning the ordeals of life and death—many of which were written during the battle with cancer that led to his death in 1990. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year “A heartbreakingly eloquent and unsentimental meditation on mortality . . . Some writing is so rich and well-spoken that commentary is superfluous, even presumptuous. . . . Read this book, and celebrate a cultured spirit made fine, it seems, by the coldest of touches.”—Los Angeles Times “Succeeds brilliantly . . . Anatole Broyard has joined his father but not before leaving behind a...

Kafka on the Shore
Score: 4
From 196 Ratings

Kafka on the Shore


  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2005-01-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1400044812


Kafka on the Shore Book Description :

Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers. Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, and Nakata, an aging simpleton who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, acclaimed author Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder, in what is a truly remarkable journey....

The Soft Machine
Score: 3
From 9 Ratings

The Soft Machine


  • Author : William S. Burroughs
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0802197213


The Soft Machine Book Description :

In Naked Lunch, William S. Burroughs revealed his genius. In The Soft Machine he begins an adventure that will take us even further into the dark recesses of his imagination, a region where nothing is sacred, nothing taboo. Continuing his ferocious verbal assault on hatred, hype, poverty, war, bureaucracy, and addiction in all its forms, Burroughs gives us a surreal space odyssey through the wounded galaxies in a book only he could create....

The Metamorphosis  Legend Classics

The Metamorphosis Legend Classics


  • Author : Franz Kafka
  • Publisher : Legend Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787198982


The Metamorphosis Legend Classics Book Description :

Part of the Legend Classics seriesAs Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.The Metamorphosis - the masterpiece of Franz Kafka - was first published in 1915 and is one of the seminal works of fiction of the twentieth century. The novel is cited as a key influence for many of today’s leading authors; as Auden wrote: "Kafka is important to us because his predicament is the predicament of modern man".Traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, wakes to find himself transformed into a large, monstrous insect-like creature. The cause of Gregor's transformation is never revealed, and as he attempts to adjust to his new condition he becomes a burden to his parents and sister, who are repelled...

Kafka  Angry Poet

Kafka Angry Poet


  • Author : Pascale Casanova
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 085742162X


Kafka Angry Poet Book Description :

Franz Kafka was one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. His writing contributed greatly to existentialism, and the term "Kafkaesque" is now synonymous with the literature of the surreal, the complex and the illogical. His works sustained themes of violence, family conflict, bizarre and all-powerful bureaucracies, and fantastical transformations. However, in Kafka, Angry Poet, Pascale Casanova looks past the customary analyses of Kafka's work and dives deep into his mind, examining his motives rather than the results. She bravely asks the question, "What if Kafka were the most radical of social critics? What if he had actually attempted to pull the wool over our eyes with narratives that are, in fact, subtly deceptive?" The hypot...

Letters to Milena

Letters to Milena


  • Author : Franz Kafka
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780805212679


Letters to Milena Book Description :

Originally published in German in a different form as Briefe an Milena by S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt, in 1952. This edition is based on the enlarged and revised German edition, edited by Jeurgen Born and Michael Meuller, published by S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt and Main....

Metropole
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Metropole


  • Author : Ferenc Karinthy
  • Publisher : Saqi
  • Release Date : 2012-05-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846591402


Metropole Book Description :

On his way to a linguists' conference in Helsinki, Budai finds himself in a strange city where he can't understand a word anyone says. One claustrophobic day blurs into another as he desperately struggles to survive in this vastly overpopulated metropolis where there are as many languages as there are people. Fearing that his wife will have given him up for dead, he finds comfort in an unconventional relationship with the elevator-operator in the hotel. A suspenseful and haunting Hungarian classic, and a vision of hell unlike any other imagined. 'With time, Metropole will find its due place in the twentieth-century library, on the same shelf as The Trial and 1984.' G.O. Châteaureynaud 'In the same way that Kafka becomes relevant again every time you...

Nothing s Sacred
Score: 3.5
From 19 Ratings

Nothing s Sacred


  • Author : Lewis Black
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2005-05-20
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416914570


Nothing s Sacred Book Description :

Comedian Lewis Black unleashes his trademark subversive wit while recounting his own life story in his New York Times bestselling memoir. You've seen him on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart offering up his trademark angry observational humor on everything from politics to pop culture. You've seen his energetic stand-up performances on HBO, Comedy Central, and in venues across the globe. Now, for the first time, Lewis Black translates his volcanic eruptions into book form in Nothing's Sacred, a collection of rants against stupidity and authority, which oftentimes go hand in hand. With subversive wit and intellectual honesty, Lewis examines the events of his life that shaped his antiauthoritarian point of view and developed his comedic perspective. Grow...

The Sixties
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Sixties


  • Author : Todd Gitlin
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2013-07-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307834027


The Sixties Book Description :

Say "the Sixties" and the images start coming, images of a time when all authority was defied and millions of young Americans thought they could change the world--either through music, drugs, and universal love or by "putting their bodies on the line" against injustice and war. Todd Gitlin, the highly regarded writer, media critic, and professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, has written an authoritative and compelling account of this supercharged decade--a decade he helped shape as an early president of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and an organizer of the first national demonstration against the Vietnam war. Part critical history, part personal memoir, part celebration, and part meditation, this critically acclaim...