Franz Kafka—The Metamorphosis (1915)


"Is it my imagination, or is it getting crowded in here?" Climb into Hookturn’s stateroom with stowaways Helen, Josh, Franz Kafka and his ungeheuren Ungeziefer. In this episode our local literary imposters look at how Sontag’s “last storyteller in serious literature”—the great stylist, Kafka—can be so funny, and how that quality might have something to do with: a locked door, lots of knocking, lots of legs, The Marx Brothers, 3 lodgers, a trunk, a bed, room service, some hardboiled eggs, a chief clerk, Larry David, Ben Jonson, plus a sobbing sister and a charwoman.

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