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A Hunger Artist

Auhtor: Franz Kafka

Language: english
Published: 1922

Genres:

fiction,  short stories
Downloads: 115
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Review by Daniel G. Lebryk, November 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Hunger Artist':

The judgement -- The metamorphosis -- A report to an Academy -- A hunger artist.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Hunger Artist':


... air, and then the hunger artist was put on display particularly for the children. While for grown-ups the hunger artist was often merely a joke, something ...
... nightly groups of watchers who carried out their vigil very laxly, deliberately sitting together in a distant corner and putting all their attention ...
... a lavish breakfast was brought for them at his own expense, on which they hurled themselves with the appetite of healthy men after a hard night's work ...
... to fast. It was the easiest thing in the world. About this he did not remain silent, but people did not believe him. At best they thought he was being modest. ...
... countries, but as a rule it was true that forty days was the maximum length of time. So then on the fortieth day the door of the cage - which was covered ...
... caution to make people believe that here he had to deal with something fragile, and handed him over - not without secretly shaking him a little, ...
... had to be relieved by an attendant who had been standing ready for some time. Then came the meal. The impresario put a little food into mouth of the ...
... without further explanation. From there he would move on to speak about the equally hard to understand claim of the hunger artist that he could go on fasting ...
... alive that was no consolation. What was the hunger artist to do now? A man whom thousands of people had cheered on could not display himself in ...
... ado - he would really now legitimately amaze the world for the first time, an assertion which, however, given the mood of the time, which the ...
... delight to the crowd pouring around him, until he became convinced only too quickly - and even the most stubborn, almost deliberate self-deception ...
... had passed, the late comers would arrive, and although there was nothing preventing these people any more from sticking around for as long as they ...
... that in these times they would want to pay attention to a hunger artist, and with this habitual awareness the judgment on him was pronounced. He ...
... hunger artist in there. Are you still fasting? the supervisor asked. When are you finally going to stop? Forgive me everything, whispered the hunger ...
... animal food. It enjoyed the taste and never seemed to miss its freedom. This noble body, equipped with everything necessary, almost to the point of bursting, ...
... Description Available 4,118 ...
... work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, but approached from a more critical, polemical direction. In Beyond Good and Evil, Nietzsche attacks past philosophers ...
... he regards as an affirmative approach that fearlessly confronts the perspectival nature of knowledge and the perilous condition of the modern individual. James ...
... from 1914 to 1915 and published in book form in 1916. It depicts the formative years in the life of Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce ...
... rise to the adjective kafkaesque. Source: Wikipedia You can also find on Amazon Kafka: The Metamorphosis (1912) The Trial (1925) In the Penal Colony ...