A Hunger Artist (Paperback)

By Franz Kafka

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781493770212, 26pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/22/2016)
Paperback (3/12/2010)
Hardcover (1/15/1996)
Paperback (1/24/2019)
Paperback (9/28/2016)

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"A Hunger Artist" ("Ein Hungerk nstler") 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 (Ein Hungerk nstler), 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." -Wikipedia.