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The Resource Kafka Americana, Jonathan Lethem, Carter Scholz

Kafka Americana, Jonathan Lethem, Carter Scholz

Label
Kafka Americana
Title
Kafka Americana
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Lethem, Carter Scholz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In an act of literary appropriation by turns witty, affectionate, and shameless, Jonathan Lethem and Carter Scholz seize a helpless Franz Kafka by the lapels and thrust him into the cultural wreckage of twentieth-century America. In the collaboratively written "Receding Horizon," Hollywood welcomes Kafka as a scriptwriter for Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life, with appropriately morbid results. Scholz's "The Amount to Carry" transports "the legal secretary of the Workman's Accident Insurance Institute" to a professional conference with fellow insurance executives Wallace Stevens and Charles Ives, for a night of musing on what can and can't be insured. And Lethem's "K for Fake" brings together Orson Welles, Jerry Lewis, and Rod Serling in a kangaroo trial where Kafka faces, needless to say, fraudulent charges. Taking Modernism's presiding genius for a literary joyride, the authors portray an absurd, ominous world that Kafka might have invented but could never have survived."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
PIT
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Lethem, Jonathan
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Scholz, Carter
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Kafka, Franz
Label
Kafka Americana, Jonathan Lethem, Carter Scholz
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Blumfeld, an elderly bachelor / Carter Scholz -- The notebooks of Bob K. / Jonathan Lethem -- Receding horizon / Jonathan Lethem & Carter Scholz -- The amount to carry / Carter Scholz -- K for fake / Jonathan Lethem
Control code
47976006
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
100 pages
Isbn
9780393322538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Kafka Americana, Jonathan Lethem, Carter Scholz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Blumfeld, an elderly bachelor / Carter Scholz -- The notebooks of Bob K. / Jonathan Lethem -- Receding horizon / Jonathan Lethem & Carter Scholz -- The amount to carry / Carter Scholz -- K for fake / Jonathan Lethem
Control code
47976006
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
100 pages
Isbn
9780393322538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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