Jason Reza Jorjani is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, and Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat.
Here he describes the important plot threads of Franz Kafka’s posthumously published novel. The main character seems to be trapped in a nightmarish scenario, in which he is put through a mysterious legal proceding, from which he cannot seem to escape. Jorjani elucidates several important folklore and mythological references. Ultimately, he believes that the protagonist is trapped inside of his own inability to take himself less seriously.
Edited subtitles for this video are available in Russian, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, and Spanish.
(Recorded on April 6, 2018)
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