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dale-estey's picture
Nov.03.2012
That word being "Kafkaesque". There are some facts in this fine article which I did not know (I do enjoy 'nuts and bolts') of how Kafka's works managed to get published. And there is also this astute insight: Warburg concluded his chapter on Kafka by asking, "What quality existed in Kafka's work...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.21.2012
Yes - yes yes yes - I said I should / might/ maybe/ refrain from more coverage about Kafka's lost manuscripts being made available. But there is such a nugget in this report - a story I had never read before about Kafka, that I can but relay it. Oh ... the story at the end about Brod and Kafka and...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.20.2012
OK - maybe this is the last I'll make about this. Start and end the week with Kafka - who can possibly ask for more. But the minute any details emerge about what is actually in this trove of manuscripts - attention must be paid and comment will be made. Particularly if there happens to be any form...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.18.2012
I can't promise this will be the last I post about this new wealth of Kafka material (with some original writing by Kafka himself). It was a trial of four years but a wait of decades. How Kafka would react to see this leap of his work  go from obscurity to an international internet presence (...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.17.2012
Here is some more about the four year trial concerning Kafka manuscripts. I wonder what Kafka would be thinking ... from the grave. First off, he gave charge to burn his manuscripts to the one person he knew would not do the deed. He knew this because Brod had previously told him he would not do it...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.14.2012
At long last - and I mean decades, not just the four years of this trial - manuscripts which his friend Max Brod spirited out of Prague, on the last train before the Nazis captured the city, are to be made public. It might not please Kafka. It probably would please Brod. But it certainly pleases me...
dale-estey's picture
Sep.26.2012
Maybe it is different with novelists - we rarely send proposals to publishers until after we have completed the novel. There isn't too much speculation. Mind you, most of us don't write a novel and claim it is real, as one chap did (and got praised by Oprah). I just gotta say I do have some...
dale-estey's picture
Sep.12.2012
If these are the topics you write about, take a look at this solicitation by Harper Voyager, which is looking for new novels to publish. You will have two weeks in October to submit your manuscripts. http://ipadflava.com/ipad-wallpaper/space/fantasy-earth  ...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.19.2012
I hope for the health of traditional publishing, with its gatekeepers of editors and its promotional division. I desire further dealings with them. I've got the goods and they have the delivery system. But if the individual writer wishes to do the non-paper work (yes, that's a pun) then here are...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.18.2012
It might be cold comfort but not - I suspect - for Kafka. Such would appeal to him. If he knew that his friend, Brod, would not burn his manuscripts, yet asked him anyway, perhaps he had some inkling of the morass of trouble these manuscripts would make. Of course, Brod is dead, too. Perhaps there...