Today in The New York Times, Mark Leyner wrote a hilarious op-ed piece regarding Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.

Here’s the opening:

IN a scandal that’s sending shock waves through both the publishing industry and academia, the author Franz Kafka has been revealed to be a fraud.

A Bug’s Life. Really.

If you have not read Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, go read it as soon as you get a chance, it is a short story about alienation and people’s inability to effectively communicate with each other.

One of the best stories I have ever read.


5 thoughts on “Scandal!

  1. Ah, Michele, glad you stopped by, I’ve been meaning to do some dream analysis on your underwear showing through your white jumpsuit dream.
    I’ll be back there later.

  2. Leyner is a terrific satirist and this is one of his best pieces ever. I covered this over at my Lit Blog. Funny thing, this came along right as I was immersed in Lance Olsen’s novel “Anxious Pleasures”, a re-examination of Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” from the point of view of the peripheral characters in the story.

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