Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Oklahoma Theatre And Kafka's Salvation

"....Examination of Kafka's ‘Diaries’ suggests that an important factor in this response was his infatuation with two actresses. They evoked fantasies of avoiding oedipal conflict by surrendering adult male sexuality and its threat of castration by regressing to a prephallic relationship with a maternal woman who would provide a nurturing relationship. Later, when writing the final chapter of his novel ‘Amerika’ in 1914, he creatively expressed a derivation of this fantasy when the protagonist, Karl Rossman, achieved a sort of salvation by joining the Oklahoma theatre. In the final year of his life Kafka was able to leave home to live with a woman, and in this achievement he fulfilled aspects of this fantasy."

(Ext. From The Yiddish Theatre, The Oklahoma Theatre And Kafka's Salvation by William D. Jeffrey)

12 Comments:

Blogger Ignacio Ochoa said...

Dicen que Miss Boop lo abandono, porque él la kafcaba...(humor barato)

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 2:05:00 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Y hablando de humor de retretes,mira lo que dice Borges en su cuento mas Kafkiano, "La Loteria en Babilonia":
"Para indagar las íntimas esperanzas y los íntimos terrores de cada cual, disponían de astrólogos y de espías. Había ciertos leones de piedra, había una letrina sagrada llamada "Qaphqa", había unas grietas en un polvoriento acueducto que, según opinión general, daban a la Compañía; las personas malignas o benévolas depositaban delaciones en esos sitios. Un archivo alfabético recogía esas noticias de variable veracidad."

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 2:20:00 pm  
Blogger Ignacio Ochoa said...

eeehhh.....no entiendo Grillo.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 5:41:00 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

"una letrina sagrada llamada "Qaphqa" (Lease Kafka)

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 5:56:00 pm  
Blogger Ignacio Ochoa said...

AAAhhhhhh,,,,que salaaaameeeee...ahora siii....

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 11:04:00 pm  
Blogger Ellis Nadler said...

did you know that kafka was also a talented goalkeeper

Thursday, May 06, 2010 1:22:00 am  
Anonymous Gustavo said...

Betty engañaba a Franz con Pedrito Quartucci y por eso Franz, acodado en la barandilla del barco que lo llevaba a Nueva York, le confió a Tito Lusiardo: "Tito, la petisa me engaña like a dog" y queriendo silbar un foxtrot le salió un foxterrier.
Ojo, que todo esto quede entre nosotros, estamos?...

Thursday, May 06, 2010 4:24:00 am  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Great piece of info, Ellis!!
It would have been terrific to see an international match between Checkoslovakia and France with Kafka and Albert Camus as goalies. The spanish crooner Julio Iglesias and Wittgenstein were also goalkeepers.

Sere una tumba, Gustavo.

Thursday, May 06, 2010 5:03:00 am  
Blogger ariel tenorio said...

clownfKa

Thursday, May 06, 2010 6:02:00 am  
Blogger gustavo roldan said...

Un híbrido entre Kafka y prince.

Thursday, May 06, 2010 10:30:00 am  
Blogger limbolo said...

I hear that Nabokov also liked to play goalie..

I once met a very nice dog who had a passion for football and only wanted to play in goal. Whenever a man came to the house he would beg to play football. He never asked ladies.

Monday, May 10, 2010 10:56:00 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Misogynist dog.

Monday, May 10, 2010 11:01:00 pm  

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