Fans of Franz Kafka’s bizarre brand of fiction will be pleased to hear about a new anthology of works inspired by the author titled Kafkaesque. My review of the book, which is edited by John Kessel and James Patrick Kelly, went up on The New York Journal of Books this morning. Highlights of the collection include works by Jorge Luis Borges, Philip Roth, J.G. Ballard, Robert Crumb, and Jonathan Lethem. Overall, the collection demonstrates that Kafka was a visionary whose influence continues to be felt to this day largely because the world has become increasingly, well, Kafkaesque over the last century.

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