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Hawken, George
Die Verwandlung (Metamorphosis) – large Kafka II Die Verwandlung (Metamorphosis) – large Kafka II
1982 1982

Philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari considered Franz Kafka to be a mechanic of sorts, who would “open the hood” of fascism, dismantle connections and build new associations that point to conditions beyond the “faciality” of the subject. Critical theorist Theodor Adorno, as described by literary theorist Stanley Corngold, adds that “Kafka’s work contains the social genesis of schizophrenia” since, “though men are like copies of each other, they share a fundamental nonidentity. The individual and the social character of the same man gape wide apart.”._

 
Hawken, George
Owen Sound ON 1946-Toronto ON 2016 Owen Sound ON 1946-Toronto ON 2016
Die Verwandlung (Metamorphosis) – large Kafka II Die Verwandlung (Metamorphosis) – large Kafka II
1982 1982
etching and engraving on paper, 18/35 etching and engraving on paper, 18/35
height / width: 51 cm x 41 cm
Gift of Peter Glynn, 1997 Gift of Peter Glynn, 1997
40-002.12

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