In literature, there are two key sorts of annotations: marginalia, or the notes jotted down in the margins by the reader, and additional information formally provided in expanded editions of a text, and you can find a bit of both online. Annotated Books Online
is an on-line interactive archive of early modern annotated books
, where researchers can share digitized documents and collaborate on translations. For insight into a single author's notes, Melville's Marginalia
provides just that. For annotations with additional information, The Thoreau Reader
provides context for Walden
), The Maine Woods
, and other writings. Then there's the mostly
annotated edition Ulysses
, analysis of Joseph Conrad's Nostromo
, and the thoroughly annotated US constitution
(twentieth amendment linked previously
). More marginalia and annotations inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Sep 14, 2013 -
After the, aheh, weirdness surrounding Ann Vandermeer's departure from Weird Tales (Previously
), Jeff and Ann Vandermeer have now released the succinctly titled compendium of weird fiction, "The Weird
," covering 100 years and 750,000 words of weird fiction.
The hitherto-silent "companion site," Weird Fiction Review
, launches today, revealing itself to be a bit of an all-purpose blog about fiction as well as general strangeness and affiliated oddities. [more inside]
posted by Scattercat
on Oct 31, 2011 -
Nonetheless, like the man in the parable, we ultimately come back to our faith in the law. In the coming weeks, a court-appointed group will finish inventorying the remaining boxes, as well as the contents of the Spinoza Street apartment. It’s only a matter of time before the list is made public and most of the materials find their way to one archive or another. The last doorkeeper out of the way, we’ll be as close to Kafka as we’re ever going to get.
posted by Houyhnhnm
on Sep 24, 2010 -
, my last request: everything that can be found in my posthumous papers
(thus in boxes
, cupboards, desks, at home
and in the office, or wherever else they may be that you come upon them) of diaries, manuscripts, letters, my own and those written to me
, sketches and so on, should be burned unread and without remnant, even all the written or drawn things that you or others have
, that you might have asked for in my name. If there are letters that people will not turn over to you
, at least they should promise to burn them themselves
posted by griphus
on Jul 19, 2010 -
"These are not naughty postcards from the beach. They are undoubtedly porn, pure and simple. Some of it is quite dark, with animals committing fellatio and girl-on-girl action... It's quite unpleasant.... Academics have pretended it did not exist.... Everything [he] wrote, every postcard he ever sent, every page of his diary... is regarded as a potential Ark of the Covenant... Yet no-one has ever shown his readers Kafka's porn
posted by orthogonality
on Aug 10, 2008 -
The Travels of Franz Kafka
, a website that chronicles the many places and social interactions of Franz. A photographic journal collection of his life as he traveled. For your enjoyment, today being the 125th Anniversary of Franz Kafka's birthday. Cheers.
posted by Fizz
on Jul 3, 2008 -
"You awaken from an uneasy dream.You are in a small, bare apartment. You are alone. You have no idea how you got there. You don’t even know who you are."
Fans of Franz Kafka may appreciate Kafkamesto
, a bleak and bizarre point-and-click Flash game.
posted by Gator
on Jan 20, 2006 -
frilly pink tanks, babies climbing TV towers
, and the president feeding slops to the director of the national gallery out of giant asses
. Why, this could only be the NEA gone awry!
Actually, it’s Magic Prague
, the land of Franz Kafka
and Milan Kundera
, and the artist, like the dissidents of past generations, would rather not do political art , political art
. His latest sculpture ridicules the perverse situation in which the country finds itself post Havel: a place where right-wingers like President Klaus
and national gallery director Milan Knížák— a past collaborator with secret police, and worse, completely idiotic and banal performance artist
— prosper and rub shoulders at the expense of those with a conscience and good taste. Like David Cerny
This isn’t the freshest post, but I’ve been waiting to join Mefi for a long time, and today is the first day I can post.
posted by gesamtkunstwerk
on Apr 9, 2004 -
Kafka at Camp: The Lost Diaries
July 10,1897—In Arts and Crafts, that humid hut, the teacher stops. He looks down. I look up. I am working on something intricate, something simultaneously nothing and everything. It is made of paper.
"I always wanted you to admire my origami," I say.
"I do. I do admire it."
"Well, you shouldn't," I say.
"You're a weird little dude, Franzie."
posted by GriffX
on Oct 14, 2003 -