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What does "Kafkaesque" mean?

Anything reminiscent of a severe delirium, psychedelic delusion or unspeakable horror...like modern life is Kafkaesque...

The Metamorphosis

<<<One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in his bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug. He lay on his armour-hard back and saw, as he lifted his head up a little, his brown, arched abdomen divided up into rigid bow-like sections. From this height the blanket, just about ready to slide off completely, could hardly stay in place. His numerous legs, pitifully thin in comparison to the rest of his circumference, flickered helplessly before his eyes.

“What’s happened to me,” he thought. It was no dream.>>>

Kafkaesque [kahf-kuh-esk]


1. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling the literary work of Franz Kafka

2. marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity

Characteristic or reminiscent of the oppressive or nightmarish qualities of Franz Kafka's fictional world.

Ooh good Q, Princess.

I think it means a surreal, nightmarish scene. Like his novels.

I used to be obsessed with him.

similar to the style of franz kafka

good morning princess, it means that a cup of coffee is waiting for you.

i have never read him. is he really like lovecraft? i didn't realize that.

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