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Konundrum, Selected Prose of Franz Kafka Named One of 10 Books You Should Read this September by BBC


Jane Ciabattari of the BBC chose Konundrum as one of the ten books you should read this September.  Ciabattari praised translator Peter Wortsman’s “lucid and rhythmic” rendering of a selection of works by the classic author.  Wortsman’s translation provides plenty of examples of the Kafkaesque, those strange and pregnant moments that stick with us after we put the book down.  Calling Kafka’s stories still “powerfully resonant today,” Ciabattari goes on to say that Wortsman’s selection of pieces gives us both “a fresh look at classics like The Hunger Artist, In the Penal Colony, and Josephine,  Our Meistersinger,” and new and fresh “surprises like Poseidon.”

You can read the article on the BBC website, and check out Konundrum, Selected Prose of Franz Kafka here.

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