Caption a Kafka Drawing to Win a Copy of “Franz Kafka: The Drawings”

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In a position to workout your literary and visible creativity on the identical time? This week, Yale College Press is working a caption contest on Instagram to show off probably the most bizarre, peculiar, and humorous drawings which are collected within the new ebook, Franz Kafka: The Drawings, edited via Andreas Kilcher and Pavel Schmidt with contributions via Judith Butler. The ebook is the primary to put up everything of Kafka’s graphic output, together with greater than 100 newly came upon drawings.

Even supposing Kafka is famend and cherished for his written paintings, his drawings are proof of what his literary executor Max Brod termed his “double skill.” Impossible to resist and filled with interesting figures, transferring from the practical to the improbable, the ugly, the uncanny, and the carnivalesque, they light up a up to now unknown facet of the quintessential modernist author.

The Kafka caption contest options 8 of his drawings, all of which seem in our IG feed. Take a look at our profile web page or seek for #KafkaCaptionContest, after which publish your caption within the feedback segment. The entries will probably be co-judged via Andreas Kilcher and Judith Butler. The writer of the profitable caption for every drawing will obtain a duplicate of the ebook.

The cut-off date for entries is June 13, so don’t extend! Discuss with @yaleuniversitypress on Instagram.

The uncanny animatedness, that which moves us in Kafka’s prose even ahead of we're enraptured via its depths, lives all over within the proof of his hand. It lives in his cursive script, in those faces and our bodies and windswept horses, in those self-portraits we stumble upon having by some means at all times recognized he was once there, staring into us, ready to be noticed.

Jonathan Lethem, writer of The Fort of Solitude