A Hunger Artist, Starving for Art’s Sake

Nathan Le Master October 4, 2016 Adapt or risk marginalization; this is the main premise to Franz Kafka’s A Hunger Artist. Taking the starving artist trope literally, it is a sad story about an individual’s dying art of self inflicted starvation, and the consequences of remaining stubbornly fixed to your craft. The artist initially brings out massive crowds of onlookers of all ages. He is … Continue reading A Hunger Artist, Starving for Art’s Sake

Ham on Rye: What Catcher in the Rye Could Never Be

Why do we read J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye? So we don’t feel so alone. So we’re reminded that others share the same struggle growing up. At least that’s how it’s presented in English Lit. But more importantly, we read Catcher in the Rye because Holden Caulfield is sexy. He’s intelligent, sharp, aloof, witty, always a little tipsy, always a little flirtatious, and always … Continue reading Ham on Rye: What Catcher in the Rye Could Never Be