"A Hunger Artist" explores themes such as death, art, isolation, asceticism, spiritual poverty, futility, personal failure and the corruption of human relationships. The title of the story has also been translated as " A Fasting Artist " and " A Starvation Artist ". Plot [ edit]
- Franz Kafka
- Germany (written in Austria-Hungary)
- Ein Hungerkünstler
‘A Hunger Artist’, published in 1922, is a short story by Franz Kafka (1883-1924). The story is about a hunger artist in a circus who sits in a cage and fasts for weeks on end. However, after forty days have passed, the impresario who runs the circus always puts an end to the hunger artist’s…
A Hunger Artist ( German: Ein Hungerkünstler) is the collection of four short stories by Franz Kafka published in Germany in 1924, the last collection that Kafka himself prepared for publication. Kafka was able to correct the proofs during his final illness but the book was published by Verlag Die Schmiede several months after his death.
- Franz Kafka
- Short stories
'A Hunger Artist' by F. Kafka (full text, translation by Willa and Edwin Muir) During these last decades the interest in professional fasting has markedly diminished. It used to pay very well to stage such great performances under one's own management, but today that is quite impossible.
"A Hunger Artist" is a short story by Franz Kafka that was first published in 1922. Summary Read a plot overview or analysis of the story. Analysis Religious Imagery Professional Fasting in Kafka’s Time Kafka’s Parable Full Book Full Book Summary Characters
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