Kafka’s Nightmare Tale, ‘A Country Doctor,’ Told in Award-Winning Japanese Animation
in Animation, Books, Literature | December 5th, 2012 1 Comment
Here’s a good story for a cold December night: Franz Kafka’s cryptic, hallucinatory tale of “A Country Doctor.”
Written in Prague during the icy winter of 1916-1917, Kafka’s story unfolds in one long paragraph like a fevered nightmare. “I was in great perplexity,” says the narrator, an old doctor, as he sets out in a blizzard at night on an urgent but vague mission. But he can’t go anywhere. His horse, worn out by the winter, has just died and his servant girl is going door to door pleading for help. A surreal sequence of events follow.
Via Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist