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Kafka: A Manga Adaptation (Japanese Novellas) (Paperback)
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Two cult-favorite Japanese artists present eerie graphic adaptations of 9 classic Kafka short stories, with hypnotic illustrations that will appeal to fans of Junji Ito
Franz Kafka’s work is given vivid new life in this collection of manga adaptations of 9 of his greatest stories.
With spectacularly detailed, otherworldly illustrations, the brother-and-sister duo known as Nishioka Kyodai create a haunting, claustrophobic visual world for Kafka’s surreal masterpieces.
Features adapted versions of:
- The Metamorphosis
- A Hunger Artist
- In the Penal Colony
- A Country Doctor
- The Concerns of a Patriarch
- The Bucket Rider
- Jackals and Arabs
- A Fratricide
- The Vulture
Among the standouts are "The Metamorphosis" and "A Hunger Artist," which present absorbing moments for their unique art style to offer vivid entry points into Kafka's world and which take the immersion experience to a whole other level.
About the Author
Nishioka Kyodai (literally ‘Nishioka siblings’) are the brother-and-sister manga duo of Satoshi Nishioka and Chiaki Nishioka. They debuted in the weekly magazine Morning in 1989 and have since produced more than a dozen works and have become well-known for their surreal illustration style and dark psychological themes.
David Yang is a Ph.D. student in Japanese Literature at UCLA, having previously received a B.A. in German Literature and Cultural History from Columbia University. He translates from Japanese, Chinese, and German.
“Fascinating, almost fokloric art.”— Anime News Network