Fredonia Shakespeare Club
The Fredonia Shakespeare Club held its fourth regular meeting of the 2012-2013 year, hosted by Dr. Minda Rae Amiran. The topic for the year is "Authors as Social Commentators."
Members heard a paper by Priscilla Bernatz on Franz Kafka, which she summarizes as follows:
Franz Kafka was a 20th century author who embraced Modernism thinking. His writings personalized the anguish of being human. Born in 1883 into a German speaking Jewish family living in Prague, his life was both dangerous and confusing. His disturbing and nightmarish stories give social commentary a dark twist. He died in 1924 of tuberculosis. His final wish was that all his writings be destroyed. Never appreciated during his lifetime, his works were not destroyed but were recognized as brilliant and he left us with the adjective Kafkaesque.
Dr. Amiran was assisted at the tea table by Ms. Haines.
The Fredonia Shakespeare Club will hold its next meeting on Thursday hosted by Mrs. Larson.