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Hunger Artist

The short story “A Hunger Artist” (“Ein Hungerkunstler”), by Franz Kafka, was published in 1922 and is part of a collection of stories by Kafka with that same title.  The story “A Hunger Artist” is the model of a disturbing parable and concerns a tormented artist-performer who starves himself to death.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Term

  • Kafka, Franz (Subject)

Call Number for Browsing the Shelves

  • PT2621 .A26

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Baumer, Franz. Franz Kafka. 1971.
    • Call Number: PT2621 .A26 Z58313
  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.). Bloom’s BioCritiques: Franz Kafka. 2005.
    • Call Number: PT2621 .A26 Z7166 2005
  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.). Bloom’s Major Short Story Writers: Franz Kafka. 2003.
    • Call Number: PT2621 .A26 Z7166 2003
  • Kafka, Franz. The Complete Stories. 1983.
    • Call Number: PT2621 .A26 A284 1983
  • Thiher, Allen. Franz Kafka: A Study of the Short Fiction. 1990.
    • Call Number: PT2621 .A26 Z9316 1990

Reference Materials

  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.Call Number: REF PN771 .G27
    • Vol. 29, pg. 214
    • Vol. 47, pg. 216
    • Vol. 112, pgs. 107, 115
  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition).Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004
    • Vol. 4, pgs. 1881-1884
  • Short Story Criticism. –  Call Number: REF PN3321 .S5
    • Vol. 5, pgs. 207-209, 220, 225, 237-240
    • Vol. 29, pgs. 331-379
    • Vol. 60, pgs. 253, 259, 273-275, 278-279
  • Short Stories for Students.Call Number: REF PN3330 .S386
    • Vol. 7, pgs. 99-121

Research Databases  

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • JSTOR
  • Literary Reference Center
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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