Daily Archives: March 9, 2008

Will It Never End?

IN a scandal that’s sending shock waves through both the publishing industry and academia, the author Franz Kafka has been revealed to be a fraud.

“‘The Metamorphosis’ — purported to be the fictional account of a man who turns into a large cockroach — is actually non-fiction,” according to a statement released by Mr. Kafka’s editor, who spoke only on the condition that he be identified as E.

“The story is true. Kafka simply wrote a completely verifiable, journalistic account of a neighbor by the name of Gregor Samsa who, because of some bizarre medical condition, turned into a ‘monstrous vermin.’ Kafka assured us that he’d made the whole thing up. We now know that to be completely false. The account is 100 percent true.”

A Bug’s Life. Really. – New York Times


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Thoughts on Newbery: It took a village to win a Newbery

The medal-winning book this year, “Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!,” succeeds as drama, poetry, history, and as something altogether new and wonderful.

Liz Rosenberg weighs in on our choices at The Boston Globe: It took a village to win a Newbery.

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