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A Cage Went in Search of a Bird (Ten Kafkaesque Short Stories)

A Cage Went in Search of a Bird (Ten Kafkaesque Short Stories)

A Cage Went in Search of a Bird (Ten Kafkaesque Short Stories)

Contributions by Tommy Orange, Ali Smith, Naomi Alderman, Elif Batuman and Helen Oyeyemi

What happens when Kafka’s idiosyncratic imagination meets some of the greatest literary minds writing in English across the globe today? Find out in this anthology of brand-new Kafka-inspired short stories by prizewinning, bestselling writers.

Franz Kafka is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most enigmatic geniuses of European literature. He’s been hailed a profit and a diagnostician, and a century after his death, his unique perspective on the anxieties, injustices, and rapidly shifting belief systems of the modern world continues to speak to our contemporary moment.

From a future society who ask their AI servants to construct a giant tower to reach God; to an apartment search that descends into a comically absurd bureaucratic nightmare; to a population experiencing a wave of unbearable, contagious panic attacks, these ten specially commissioned stories are by turns mind-bending, funny, unsettling and haunting. Inspired by a twentieth-century visionary, they speak powerfully to the strangeness of being alive today.

Paperback
208 pages
Catapult, 2024
5.5 x 8.25 inches
ISBN 9781646222636
Franz Kafka, Short Story Anthology

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