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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Authorship

I have told a number of people that my life over the last year or so has seemed like nothing so much as a novel written by Franz Kafka: mundane yet absurd and somewhat surreal, with grinding low-level suffering and anxiety, all with absolutely no point to it.

But more recently, life seems to have returned to normal: more like a sloppy collaboration between Jasper Fforde and Nick Hornby, with some sections rewritten by Ray Bradbury.

So, on the whole, life is better.

3 Comments:

Blogger PdB said...

Oh, this could get interesting... Ray Bradbury?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006 4:08:00 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

Pamela,
Yeah, well, fantasy, you know.

Actually Bradbury was born and raised in the same town I was born in (Waukegan, IL), so I kind of consider him a 'local'. His _Dandelion Wine_ is a good read; we read it in 8th grade, and then took a field trip to see the house he grew up in and the locations he wrote about. And he's just issued (at age, what, 86?) a sequel, some 52 years later, entitled _Farewell Summer_. I hope to pick it up soon.

Although, to be fair, sometimes my life feels more like Dave Barry trying to plagiarise Edgar Allan Poe!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006 7:48:00 PM  
Blogger Aaron G said...

The movie the Squid and the Whale talks a bit about Kafka.

Friday, December 15, 2006 5:58:00 AM  

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