Winner gets a free Nextbook Press book appropriate to his or her comment (if he or she emails me at firstname.lastname@example.org with his or her mailing address).
This week’s winner is Jacob Arnon, who wrote, perhaps taking issue with my explicitly Kafkaesque gloss on the battle over Franz Kafka’s papers, “This is too easy to use a Kafka allegory to describe the fate of his own writing. Allegories are always a two way street. You can argue a point as well as it opposite.”
Arnon’s point about the ambiguity of allegory is very, well, Kafkaesque, no? He gets (surprise, surprise) Rodger Kamenetz’ meditation on Kafka and Reb Nachman, Burnt Books.