Richard W. Sheppard (essay date 1973)
SOURCE: "Kafka's Ein Hungerkünstler: A Reconsideration," in The German Quarterly, Vol. XLVI, No. 2, March, 1973, pp. 219-33.
[In the following essay, Sheppard examines the role of the narrator and its relationship to the central character of "A Hunger Artist. "]
In the general attempt to say what the figure of Kafka's Hunger Artist signifies, scarcely any attention has been paid to another person in the story who is at least as important as the Hunger Artist: the narrator. On the whole, it has been...
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