‘Isolation Is Just Good for Me’

Did you know that the “ipis” or “kuratsa” are a favorite subject of artists? In the novella Metamorphosis by Frank Kafka, the protagonist Gregor Samsa finds himself one morning transformed into a “gigantic insect”—which could have been this—a cockroach. Based on a formalist reading, this irresistibly magnetic work—owing to the character’s transformation into “something outside […]

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