Franz Kafka



Review Short: Astrid Lorange’s How Reading is Written: a brief index to Gertrude Stein

How Reading is Written: a brief index to Gertrude Stein by Astrid Lorange Wesleyan University Press 2014 Walter Benjamin once suggested that there were two ways in which to misinterpret the writings of Kafka: either by ‘natural’ or ‘supernatural’ explanation. …

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A Poetics of The Naughty

The word ‘naughty’ is etymologically related to the number naught. Winning, and its relationship to one, along with duplicity and its relationship to two, seem to be the only other similar contemporary instances where a number becomes descriptive of a particular kind of activity. But being naughty is not the opposite of winning, in the sense that winning is being number one.

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