Re: [kafka-list] anybody alive?????
- yeah man, i think its a great idea to discuss kafka's writing as a group,
like you were saying, since i think none of us can fully understand all the
levels of his writing it will help if everybody gives an input, so just pick
a story and we start!
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>From: mekare002@...Hey all!
>Subject: Re: [kafka-list] anybody alive?????
>Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 16:08:14 -0500
My name is Wayne...I teach freshman comp in New York City...I'll start: I
want to assign HUNGER ARTIST to my students but am hesitant because it is so
unusual that appreciation might get lost in stumbling over what it means.
As corny as it sounds I am considering the REALITY TV approach...to make a
contemporary analogy with the ready and willing way people put themselves on
display for their "fifteen minutes." Thoughts?
> Maybe we could all read a short story and then discuss it together in a
>couple of weeks. I know that sounds like work or Lit class and I am sure
>people are busy but it could be fun and we don't seem to know exactly what
>to talk about otherwise. We are all here because we like Kafka but we never
>seem to say much about him, just ask others what they have read. This way
>we all are on the same page. This might just get the discussion ball
>rolling. Would anyone be willing to do that or is it suggesting too much?
>Any other thoughts?
>BTW- How many of us are there in this discussion group anyway, cause I only
>ever get a few replies. Are there like five of us or is it that no one
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> Maybe we could all read a short story and then discuss itnow that sounds like quite a novel idea for a discussion group. does
> together in a couple of weeks....
anyone have a suggestion to begin with? a few stories and my
thoughts on them are available at my website -
http://www.herzogbr.net/kafka/ - but we are of course not limited to
those. actually, i'm interested in the story about the guy running
at you - i don't think i've ever read that. if someone can post the
name of the story, my vote is to start with that one.
> BTW- How many of us are there in this discussion group anyway,for the record, there are currently 113 people subscribed to the
> cause I only ever get a few replies. Are there like five of us
> or is it that no one cares?
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