Sunday, April 25, 2010

"Description of a Struggle"


"Description of a Struggle" is one of Kafka's longer minor works and is divided into three chapters. The first chapter is narrated by a young man attending a party and tells of his "acquaintance" (as he is referred to in the story) that he meets there. The second chapter is the longest and is itself split into several sections. The narrator leaps onto his acquaintance's back and rides him like a horse and imagines a landscape that responds to his every whim. He then meets an extraordinarily fat man carried on a litter who tells him the story of a "supplicant" that prays by smashing his head into the ground. In the third chapter, the narrator returns to reality, so to speak, and continues his walk up the Laurenziberg in winter with his acquaintance.

4 Comments:

Blogger Vul Morcilla said...

STRUGGLE

puñetazo
al aire

Gregorio Kafka
tiene
vértigo

vértigo de
vértebras comunistas

y el gólem
de
todos los días, sirviendo - pan
y
leche de
cabra

Sunday, April 25, 2010 3:28:00 pm  
Blogger Fraga said...

Grillo: y no podrías pedirle a esa diáspora que me de un "raid" a alcanzarlos en París?

me alegra saber que andan tertuliando juntos, Grillo!!! Disfruta!!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010 9:34:00 pm  
Anonymous Gustavo said...

Es el primer antecedente conocido de los modernos limpiadores de parabrisas que nos acechan en los semáforos. Lo que pasa es que en tiempos de Franz había pocos autos y había que rebuscarsela con los peatones...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:37:00 am  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Es agradable y oportuno recordar que a un peaton en Italia se lo llama pedone.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 4:05:00 am  

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