A Bug's Life?
- New to group and Kafka, here.
Just read Metamorphosis.
I kinda have that feeling you have when you go to an art gallery and
see a "modern art" piece. I can appreciate the Mona Lisas and even
the Dalis but the canvas on the wall in front of us looks like
someone took buckets of paint and threw them on the canvas randomly.
Everyone else is "ohhhing" and "ahhing", commenting on the depth and
feeling of the painting and you just stand there scratching your head
wondering why you don't "get it".
Sometimes a person doesn't appreciate a good joke because they don't
understand the premise to begin with. Perhaps that is the case here.
any tips or insights on "how to get it"?
PS. This is a request for help, not a put-down of Kafka. I have been
going thru a Dostoevsky phase and have heard that these two are
loosely categorized together. They seem as different as Bach and Limp
Buscuit, to use a musical analogy. Thanks.
- Hello! I'm also new to the group. I think Kafka writes his stories
quite clear in a very, very simple way. His language doesn't
consist many decorations. The sentences are short and accurate.
You don't have to strainghten your mind to know exactly what is
happening, but... you'll never know WHY it is happening!!!
BUT I wouldn't compare Kafka's works to any "modern art" piece.
I'd rather say it's more like a precise scale drawing of an unknown
building (maybe a castle, but who knows)...
nevertheless I'm his great fan