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Hunger Artist, a (1922) [Short Story]
by Franz Kafka Rating: Weighted - 8.7 / Average - 8.8 of 10 (9 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (IBList user synopsis):

The final months of a hunger artist—a once-successful man who attracted large crowds by fasting for days on end.

"A Hunger Artist" reflects Kafka's own suffering from tuberculosis, which caused him so much pain in his throat that he found it almost impossible to eat.

Originally published in Die Neue Rundschau, October 1922.

Original title: Ein Hungerkünstler
Alternative titles: A Fasting Artist
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces, the (1948) [Collection]
      Author: Franz Kafka
     Twelve German Novellas (1977) [Anthology]
      Authors: Franz Kafka , Gerhart Hauptmann , Thomas Mann , Theodor Fontane , E. T. A. Hoffmann , Gottfried Keller , Christoph Martin Wieland , Heinrich von Kleist , Arthur Schnitzler , Adelbert von Chamisso , Conrad Ferdinand Meyer , Werner Bergengruen
     Basic Kafka, the (1979) [Collection]
      Author: Franz Kafka
     Transformation and Other Stories, the (1992) [Collection]
      Author: Franz Kafka
     Metamorphosis and Other Stories, the (2003) [Collection]
      Author: Franz Kafka
     Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka (2011) [Anthology]
      Authors: Franz Kafka , Philip Roth , Jonathan Lethem , Jeffrey Ford , Rudy Rucker , Damon Knight , J. G. Ballard , T.C. (Thomas Coraghessan) Boyle , Paul Di Filippo , Jorge Luis Borges , Carter Scholz , Carol Emshwiller , Michael Blumlein , Eileen Gunn , Terry Bisson , Theodora Goss , Tamar Yellin , David Mairowitz , Robert Crumb

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