Kafkaesque: Fourteen Stories (Paperback)

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By Franz Kafka, Peter Kuper (Adapted by), Peter Kuper (Translated by)
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Winner of the 2018 Silver Reuben Award for Graphic Novels

A Boston Globe and New York Public Library Best Book of the Year


In Kafkaesque, Peter Kuper combines stunning artistic technique with shrewd political and social commentary for a mesmerizing interpretation of fourteen iconic Franz Kafka short stories.



About the Author


Franz Kafka (1883–1924) was one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. His major novels include The TrialThe Castle, and Amerika.

Peter Kuper contributes cartoons to The New Yorker and illustrated MAD magazine’s Spy vs. Spy. His graphic novels include an adaptation of Heart of Darkness and the Eisner Award–winning Ruins.


Peter Kuper contributes cartoons to The New Yorker and illustrated MAD magazine’s Spy vs. Spy. His graphic novels include an adaptation of Heart of Darkness and the Eisner Award–winning Ruins.

Praise For…


A series of riffs and visual improvisations, a diverting, even daring, high-wire act.
— Jules Feiffer

Kafka’s work is opaque and ripe for reinterpretation, but it is Kuper’s art that makes it so fresh.
— Tom Tivnan

The Kafkaesque humor is intact, even enhanced.
— Sarah Boxer

Stark yet playful interpretations in the woodcut tradition of Käthe Kollwitz, Frans Masereel, and Lynd Ward.

Kafkaesque has the quality of being not simply an adaptation but an artistic object in its own right.

— John W. W. Zeiser

Woe to the reader who tries to skim Peter Kuper’s Kafkaesque.… [Kuper’s] faux woodcuts, with their explosive faces and grim chiaroscuro, cannot be easily digested—a supreme virtue.

— Abraham Riesman
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393358216
ISBN-10: 0393358216
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 26th, 2020
Pages: 160
Language: English