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AS IF: Expecting the unexpected

...coming to Juneau for the festival. One will impersonate Franz Kafka. One will narrate history, drunk. One, from Sitka, will...championship, Franz and Dave, in which one actor plays Franz Kafka, the other David Lynch, and the two pitch their new movie...
Five Good Reads for 2014

...absurdly fleeing away from an imagined destiny and towards an imagined faith. This is a short, "single afternoon" read.? "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami. Magical realism turned up to eleven. The world is filled with corporeal corporate mascots...
Good Reads: Summer vacation edition

...weeks:? "American Innovations" by Rivka Galchen: A weird little collection of short stories that might be labeled as "Kafka Lite" (and seems reminiscent of Gogol's Petersburg tales).? "A Confederate General from Big Sur"/"Dreaming of...
In the Stacks: New nonfiction

...culture. And Frank Oz, director of more than muppets, trumpets The Trial, a film by Orson Welles based on a book by Franz Kafka. Pick this up not only for the films, but to learn more about the filmmakers who choose them.For information about our upcoming...
In the Stacks: A variety of cookbooks at the library

...received so many new delicious-sounding cookbooks that I've made that this week's focus! "Vegetable Love," by Barbara Kafka. Every so often we are faced with vegetables that fall outside our normal repertoire. Here's one solution: this handy cookbook...
Juneau libraries' new fiction shelves are captivating

...later to find evidence of violent activity around him. Evenson's specialty is slow, creeping horror, and fans of Poe and Kafka will find much to enjoy here. "H2O," by Mark Swartz. In a future Chicago, Lake Michigan has become so toxic that potable...
New nonfiction on CD

...gathers her writing into five groups: Reading, Being, Seeing, Feeling, and Remembering, and tackles such varied subjects as Kafka, her father's sense of humor, a trip to Liberia, and a night at the Oscars with wit and energy. It's not often that...
New mysteries at the library

...find his new life as an employee as enjoyable as his old life as a lone assassin? Fans of Murakami's eclectic writing or of Kafka's dreamlike tales will find enjoyable parallels here, but readers who prefer cut-and-dried mysteries should approach...
More tales of Iraqis who fear betrayal by US

...derogatory information." They cannot find out what this means, nor can they appeal. Iraqi and U.S. contacts tell me this Kafka-esque revocation of visas for "derogatory information" is becoming more common. Becca Heller, who directs the Iraqi Refugee...
Finnish film 'Le Havre' a delight

...make ends meet and dealing with a sudden illness that takes Arletty off to the hospital (where her friends read to her from Kafka to cheer her up), something happening in another part of town unexpectedly affects them.On the Le Havre docks, a truck-sized...


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