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

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

Guernica Editions, Fall 2014

From Guernica Editions:

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.