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Kafka’s “A Country Doctor” as anime

June 4, 2012

Franz Kafka’s enigmatic “existential horror” dream-like story “A Country Doctor” has long been been a favorite assignment given to high school students and first year college students.  If “Metamorphosis” is not your favorite Kafka short story, the probably “A Country Doctor” is instead.

I just saw an elaborate Japanese animation (anime) that quite closely catches the feeling of the original story.

If you have not read the story, you can do so here.

Here is the Japanese anime by Koji Yamamura – which (according to the Amazon blurb) has won “seven Grand Prizes at major animation festivals worldwide.”  Here is the animation


(HT:  Gabe Habash)

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