the Erotics of Time
The Birth of
the Intimate (II)
Anorexic Passion for the Mirror
Manifesto of Affirmationism
The Boy Who Cried Wolf
as a Political Category
Jane & Louise Wilson
This is how one should approach Odradek, one of Kafka's key achievements:1
Some say the word Odradek is of Slavonic origin, and try to account for it on that basis. Others again believe it to be of German origin, only influenced by Slavonic. The uncertainty of both interpretations allows one to assume with justice that neither is accurate, especially as neither of them provides an intelligent meaning of the word...
1. Franz Kafka, "The Cares of a Family Man," The Complete Stories, New York: Shocken Books, 1986.
2. Jacques Lacan, "Les positions de l'inconscient," Écrits, Paris: Seuil, 1966.
Art: Katharina Fritsch - Frau mit hund - polyester, iron, wood and paint, 2004
courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery