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Trials and Tribulations – Will Self on the Nightmare Vision of Franz Kafka

Will Self

58 mins watch time

Posted August 2020

Culture

Kafka is one of the very few writers to become meaningfully adjectival, his name remains synonymous with the very minatory essence of modernity. With his nightmare visions of incomprehensible bureaucracies, petty authorities and social conformity, Kafka summoned up the terrifying frustration and ceaseless anxiety of life and work in industrialised society. Will Self presents a guide to his work and thought.