K by Roger Morris

K. to Kanga

When I found out my letter was K, my mind immediately went to K., the land surveyor from Kafka’s The Castle. And who better than Kanga, the gentle, motherly kangaroo from Winnie-the-Pooh, to set against K.’s tortured alienation? Bringing together two very different imaginative worlds - that of A.A. Milne and Franz Kafka - really appealed to me, especially when I discovered that Winnie-the-Pooh and The Castle were both published in the same year: 1926. You could not imagine two more different responses to the anxiety of the early twentieth century.

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