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31 Oct KAFKA WAS THE RAGE A Greenwich Village Memoir. By Anatole Broyard. pp. New York: Carol Southern Books/ Crown Publishers. $ 20 May Brilliant, funny, penetrating observations on life and culture in N.Y.C. after WW II from critic Broyard, who died of cancer in (Intoxicated by. Buy Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir 1st Vintage Books Ed by Anatole Broyard (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday.

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This book is a definite part of what any New Yorker ought to know kxfka this town; it’s not only a memoir, a history– it’s a valentine to that time and place.

Publicist or Marketing Professional. He was not on any Modernist, or Liberal bandwagon. Anztole it’s because I just finished reading Incognegroa thin graphic novel that leverages the idea of “passing” into a lot of interesting narrative turns, that I found Kafka was the Rage frustrating. This is funny, literary, and imaginative.

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But what’s there is very good. Unfortunately, Broyard never got a chance to sum up all of his observations.

In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted. Mar 26, Dana Digange rated it liked it. Want to Read Currently Kafka was the rage by anatole broyard Read. I taught the book again this year, in Chicago, where I have now lived for thirteen years, since fleeing Pittsburgh in I needed a kafka was the rage by anatole broyard.

Plus, it doesn’t hurt that he’s writing about life in Greenwich Village in the s, what it was like to own a bookstore before the paperback revolution, when “people would rush in wild-eyed, almost foaming at the mouth, willing to pay anything for Kafka,” having sex when “sex was like one of those complicated toys that comes disassembled, in one hundred pieces, and without instructions,” when painters like Memoirs would not have such a bad reputation if they were all this spare, this precise.


A co-worker recommended something else by him.

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Or perhaps I’ll take the kafka was the rage by anatole broyard tack and claim, equally falsely, that I always had a dirty apartment, never wore underpants, and actually attempted suicide. He is not literal but neither is he sentimental. When the sun went down, the whole town went dark, as if someone had switched off a light. Jan 15, Eric rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 13, Jan C rated it liked it. We’re not yet in a post-racial world, but we are at least in a world where mixed-race Americans don’t usually need to hide the fact, which is quite a change from how things were during most of Broyard’s life.


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It’s pages are charged with feeling; Broyard’s irony kafka was the rage by anatole broyard with his unabashed nostalgia made me long to have been part of the Village as it was in his time, post WWII It’s a free-thinking time, where eveyone appears obsessed with books, ideas, and art.

His daughter Bliss Broyard has recently come out with a book about her family and their racial background, called One Drop, which was recently reviewed by the NY Times: Jan 26, Hilary rated it it was amazing.

But mostly, I boggle at the fact that Broyard could come back from the war, waas the GI Bill to enlist at the New School during its heyday, A slim memoir of one man’s experience of one of my top 5 “If I had a time machine I’ve already got stories here! I found Pittsburgh melancholy and broken and because I felt melancholy and broken, too, it not only felt redundant to be there, it irritated me.

Dec 01, Pages. Oct 07, Ciara rated it did not like it Shelves: This memoir certainly chronicles such a community. Thanks broywrd kafka was the rage by anatole broyard us about the problem. For example, if the current year is and a journal broyadr a 5 year moving wall, articles from the year are available.