Sunday, September 2

Kafkaesque is the new irony

I see it everywhere. Attacked, gutted and left to rot as a cliché. Most recently here. It's funny, because going on a guided tour, no matter how labyrinthian a locale it happens to be, is by definition the opposite of kafkaesque. How ironic! Anyway, to me the underground always seemed more dostoevskyian (perhaps even ellisonian) than anything else.


MJA said...

The new Book-Loop blog theme is a bit kafkaesque.

Unsettling. Not sure if I like it. I'm trying to derive meaning from it, but I feel it was made specifically to frustrate such an endeavor.

Ben said...

Hmmmm, no, what you're describing sounds more Pynchonian.