BooksA Hunger Artist

A Hunger Artist

Franz Kafka

Book Basics

Title:

A Hunger Artist

Author:

Franz Kafka

Published:

1922

Pages:

26

Synopsis

"A Hunger Artist" is a short story by Franz Kafka first published in Die neue Rundschau in 1922. The story was also included in the collection A Hunger Artist, the last book Kafka prepared for publication, printed by Verlag Die Schmiede after Kafka's death. The protagonist, a hunger artist who experiences the decline in appreciation of his craft, is an archetypical creation of Kafka: an individual marginalized and victimized by society at large. The title of the story has been translated also to "A Fasting Artist" and "A Starvation Artist".

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