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My First Kafka: Runaways, Rodents, and Giant Bugs Hardcover – June 15, 2013
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"Matthue Roth is the kind of person you move to San Francisco to meet." -- Kirk Read, How I Learned to Snap
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Rohan Daniel Eason studied Fine Art Painting in Kingston, London in 2000. On graduating he turned to fashion, creating fabric prints and concepts for Italian designer, Annette Olivieri. Rohan creates images for editorial media, publishing, and advertising. He is the illustrator of Geoff Cox's Anna and the Witch's Bottle and James Palumbo's Tancredi. Rohan was featured on the front cover of Design Week, August 2009 and was included in The Artisan, a Thames and Hudson publication by Olivier Dupont, on the top 100 new artists and makers in the world. Rohan presently lives in London, England.
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He's also written a memoir about becoming Orthodox (Yom Kippur a Go-Go), a supermodel spy caper (Candy in Action), and a cover of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" starring Russian Jewish immigrants (Losers).
By day, he is a video game designer, and co-created the irreverent Biblical YouTube series G-dcast. Matthue lives with his family in Brooklyn, and he keeps a secret online diary at www.matthue.com.
Top Customer Reviews
Plus, it arrived with a tiny handmade book inside, hand-drawn by the author, that included another brief story. Bonus goodness.
This kid's book is a great one for the intellectual parents in your life. Sedate the kid in front of the TV with Spongebob blasting and read yourself this beautiful book. Look around and the shattered remains of your life and fall into a beautifully illustrated pit of existential despair.
The slim 32-page book contains three stories written by Franz Kafka. The first, "Excursion in the Mountains" is so short that it only has 116 words and the last one (which was actually the last story that Kafka wrote before he died) is not much longer. The centerpiece is one of Kafka's most well-known: "The Metamorphosis" - a story in three parts. It's here that the black and white illustrations by Rohan Daniel Eason really come into play and children will enjoy the images of the Giant bug which is the "fate" of the character Georg. Eason's drawings remind me a lot of those of Edward Gorey.
Honestly, it's too much to expect someone to try to related to children what is really going on in Kafka's stories. Heck, there are college courses devoted to opinions on the symbols he provides. By Roth and Eason do as good a job as can be expected. If only Roth recorded his reading and provided it as a CD in the book. Then parents could have HIM read the stories to their children same way he did at the reading I attended. (Okay, then it's the parents' turn to answer questions sure to be raised.)
I hope you found this review both informative and helpful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I highly appreciate this - my spouse thought it too creepy for our child. Kafka is creepy sometimes!Published 8 months ago by Full Fat with All The Sugar
Sounds like fun! Does it come with a Peter Greenaway coloring book?Published 13 months ago by Karen Canon
My granddaughter loved this book. I know very little about Kafka, but this book is genius. The illustrations and stories are very nicely done, and interesting for the children and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mmi56
Kafka can be meta morphed into a child-appropriate format, with black and white illustrations assisting to give the atmosphere needed.Published 23 months ago by Kathryn Hall
It is beautiful also. I have always thought of Kafka's works as being beyond adequate visual capture. This artist has been inspired by the writer he illustrates.Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer