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Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka By Jay Cantor, Forgiving the Angel Four Stories for Franz Jan , Forgiving the Angel links disparate time, places and characters in an ingeniously unified and admirably purposeful fiction In its formal circularity, ethical ambiguity and scrupulous undecidability, Cantor s fiction is a worthy homage to Kafka. Forgiving the Angel Four Stories for Franz Kafka by Jay Jan , Forgiving the Angel is a book for Kafka fans and less for those who want to discover this important writer for the first time Cantor s stories are best alongside Kafka s own fiction, stronger and powerful when the reader knows that influence. Forgiving the Angel Four Stories for Franz Nov , Forgiving the Angel Four Stories for Franz Kafka Vintage Contemporaries Paperback November , Forgiving the Angel Four Stories for Franz Kafka Forgiving the Angel Four Stories for Franz Kafka From one of our most thought provoking and admired writers, a brilliant, beautiful, and sometimes heartbreaking group of stories based on a circle of real people who are held together by love of their friend Franz Kafka. Forgiving the Angel Four Stories for Franz Kafka Cantor Jan , Forgiving the Angel Four Stories for Franz Kafka Cantor, Jay, Marshall, Qarie on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Forgiving the Angel Four Stories for Franz Kafka Forgiving the Angel NPR Jan , Forgiving the Angel More than once, Franz Kafka told his close friend and literary executor, Max Brod, that when Kafka died, Brod was to burn all his unpublished manuscripts.

  • Title: Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka
  • Author: Jay Cantor
  • ISBN: 9780385350341
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From one of our most thought provoking and admired writers, a brilliant, beautiful, and sometimes heartbreaking group of stories based on a circle of real people who are held together by love of their friend Franz Kafka The sequence opens with Max Brod, Kafka s friend and literary executor, telling us about Kafka and Dora Diamant, their love growing stronger even as KafkFrom one of our most thought provoking and admired writers, a brilliant, beautiful, and sometimes heartbreaking group of stories based on a circle of real people who are held together by love of their friend Franz Kafka The sequence opens with Max Brod, Kafka s friend and literary executor, telling us about Kafka and Dora Diamant, their love growing stronger even as Kafka is dying of tuberculosis Kafka talks with Brod about forgiving the Angel of Death, but Brod wonders if Franz is really talking about Brod s forgiving Kafka for the predicament he s put him in, having instructed Max to prove his love for Franz by burning the work Brod most admires Franz s unpublished stories Next there is a brief interlude perhaps a lost Kafka story, or is it a story about a lost Kafka story which is perhaps itself masquerading as one of the things that in anger Brod neither burned nor published The story that follows tells of Dora s marriage to the militant German Communist Lusk Lask and his attempt to break the hold of the angelic Kafka on his wife s imagination by giving her a daughter We watch this family in its move to the Soviet Union to escape Hitler, and as Dora and her daughter flee the Soviet Union to escape Stalin, leaving Lusk behind in the Gulag Later, when Lusk tries to connect with his daughter again, the Angel Kafka seems once again to stand in his way, a force in his daughter s life that seemingly destroys as it sustains In the last story we meet Milena Jasenska, another of Kafka s lovers, and Eva, the woman who, after surviving Stalin s camps, meets Milena in a Nazi concentration camp and is reborn in this hell through her love for her, though perhaps trapped there in memory because of that love as well By the end, these moving love stories with Kafka as their presiding ghost have told the calamitous story of Europe in the Century of the Camps Imbued with a gravitas and dark irony that recall Kafka s own work, these stories nonetheless also bear the singular imaginary stamp and the keen psychological and emotional insight that have marked all of Jay Cantor s fiction.
    Forgiving the Angel Four Stories for Franz Kafka From one of our most thought provoking and admired writers a brilliant beautiful and sometimes heartbreaking group of stories based on a circle of real people who are held together by love of their

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    1. In a fantasy, that may be true, or may be the work of the novelists imagination Franz Kafka and Dora Diamant tell Max Brod about their dream of moving to Palestine and opening up a restaurant Kafka would be the waiter while his girlfriend cooked the food I suggest you order the soup, Dora said Particularly tasty Brod said No, fortunately for you, we have no soup today You see, our waiter is very likely to spill any bowels we trust him with Which is why they never give me any, even empty ones, Ka [...]

    2. I reviewed this book recently on WKAR s Current State You can listen to my review here wkar post book review forgYou can also read my review below We all leave a legacy after we shuffle off this mortal coil, but its size and influence isn t decided by us That power is in the hands of those we leave behind.Few writers have made as great an impact in literature as Franz Kafka His existential stories, filled with heroes stuck in inscrutable situations like, for example, lost in an endless bureaucra [...]

    3. According to Forgiving the Angel, Kafka, one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, thought of himself as only a nearly nameless sailor, who had simply held to his desk all night His only skill was to cling to the wood with sufficient desperation Likewise, the main characters in Cantor s four, loosely connected stories either cling to Kafka s legacy or struggle to escape its chokehold on their lives.In the title story, Max Brod, Kafka s lifelong friend, discovers a terrible betraya [...]

    4. The four interrelated stories in Forgiving the Angel all center around people who Franz Kafka loved and their fate and the fates of the people around them in Stalin s Gulag and Hitler s concentration camps The first story is about Kafka s dying and Max Brod s famous dilemma about how to handle Kafka s dying wish that all of his unpublished work be destroyed The second is a fragment of a story Kafka is supposed to have written The third is the longest in the book, of a novella of its own, about [...]

    5. My first exposure to Kafka s writing was in a class on the uncanny in Spring 2012 One of the stories assigned to us was The Metamorphosis and, as you can imagine or perhaps have experienced , I was understandably both confused and perturbed at the same time As I read that story, and the others assigned in that class, I couldn t help but wonder about the author What would it be like to live in his head, to experience the ideas and then follow through into writing them down But, like all busy coll [...]

    6. I think that this collection of stories can only be appreciated by Kafka fans I was excited as I began, hearing the genius voice in a new story The term Kafkaesque is over used and difficult to define but you know that frustrating state when you see it The author was effective in evoking Kafka s voice all the parenthetical comments and style of the master as well as anyone could The friends and loves of his life already lived out horrors of nazi Germany and Stalin s camps so the fictitious drama [...]

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