Kafka: A Manga Adaptation (Japanese Novellas) (Paperback)

Kafka: A Manga Adaptation (Japanese Novellas) By Nishioka Kyodai, Nishioka Kyodai (Illustrator), David Yang (Translated by) Cover Image
By Nishioka Kyodai, Nishioka Kyodai (Illustrator), David Yang (Translated by)
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Two cult-favorite Japanese artists present eerie graphic adaptations of 9 classic Kafka short stories, with hypnotic illustrations that will appeal to fans of Junji Ito

Franz Kafka’s work is given vivid new life in this collection of manga adaptations of 9 of his greatest stories.

With spectacularly detailed, otherworldly illustrations, the brother-and-sister duo known as Nishioka Kyodai create a haunting, claustrophobic visual world for Kafka’s surreal masterpieces.

Features adapted versions of:
  •     The Metamorphosis
  •     A Hunger Artist
  •     In the Penal Colony
  •     A Country Doctor
  •     The Concerns of a Patriarch
  •     The Bucket Rider
  •     Jackals and Arabs
  •     A Fratricide
  •     The Vulture

Among the standouts are "The Metamorphosis" and "A Hunger Artist," which present absorbing moments for their unique art style to offer vivid entry points into Kafka's world and which take the immersion experience to a whole other level.

About the Author

Nishioka Kyodai (literally ‘Nishioka siblings’) are the brother-and-sister manga duo of Satoshi Nishioka and Chiaki Nishioka. They debuted in the weekly magazine Morning in 1989 and have since produced more than a dozen works and have become well-known for their surreal illustration style and dark psychological themes.

David Yang is a Ph.D. student in Japanese Literature at UCLA, having previously received a B.A. in German Literature and Cultural History from Columbia University. He translates from Japanese, Chinese, and German.

Praise For…

“Fascinating, almost fokloric art.”— Anime News Network
Product Details
ISBN: 9781782279846
ISBN-10: 1782279849
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Publication Date: October 24th, 2023
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Japanese Novellas