Thurber vs Kafka: The Paradox of Humor

Code: LH11007

Dates: October 28 - November 18, 2019

Meets: 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

Sessions: 4

Course Fee: $66.00

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Author Drew Zimmerman will lead you through close readings of two titans of literature whose works are never considered side-by-side but ought to be. The hilarity in Thurber’s short stories and cartoons obscures what the author called “the damp hand of melancholy.” Kafka’s place in the literature of existential dread is often asserted, but his skill as a humorist is unappreciated. With the assistance of attendees, the lecturer hopes to rehabilitate deficits in the scholarship on two of the twentieth century’s great masters of the short story.
Fee: $66.00

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Drew Zimmerman

Drew Zimmerman is a professional artist who has made and exhibited masks, marionettes, sculpture and bas-relief collages for over 30 years.


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