kafkaesque


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characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger

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The remainder of the stories emerge from Vallejo's unique brand of Latin-American experimentalism, with a Kafkaesque flair that's especially evident in "The Caynas," a story which features a character whose entire family believes they are monkeys.
The disability system in the United States forces sick people, disabled people, and people in pain, to spend their already limited energy struggling and clawing their way through a Kafkaesque bureaucracy to get the benefits they're entitled to.
'Kafkaesque' has long been a byword for the surreal to Filipino readers.
Nigerian author Odafe Atogun pens a tale that describes a world that is partly Kafkaesque and perhaps partly inspired by the life of his late compatriot, the rebellious musician Fela Kuti.
New documents released by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have revealed the Kafkaesque details of one of the most notorious cases of mistaken identity in the CIA's extraordinary rendition program during the hunt for al Qaeda.
But he's trapped in a Kafkaesque world of cancelled appointments, stonewall receptionists and elusive contacts.
The "Dirty War," in which the Argentine government practiced vicious political persecutions and "disappeared" at least thirteen thousand people from 1976 to 1983, also becomes part of the story, endangering Chaparro and imbuing a Kafkaesque suspense to everything he does.
The ECHR directs unfortunates like me to the IPC governed and financed by the Turkish authorities thus compelling us to seek restitution/compensation/return of property from the morally compromised profiteers through an unending Kafkaesque process.
is in a Kafkaesque situation -- for the past five months this refugee from Syria has been stuck in a no-man's land at an Istanbul airport, unable to enter the country, but unable to leave.
Taduno's Song is said to be a Kafkaesque Nigerian tale of sacrifice, love and redemption, which tells the story of African singer Taduno, a political exile who returns to the country of his birth to find that the dictatorship's efforts to erase all trace of him have been so successful that he has been entirely forgotten, even by his closest friends and neighbours.
This strange Kafkaesque tale takes her further from the traumatic events of her recent past.
SO, GREEK voters have voted 'no' in a referendum, which in an almost Kafkaesque situation, was on whether to accept a bailout extension package that was no longer on offer.
As a result, people who check"yes" on the felony box can find themselves trapped in a Kafkaesque world where they are peppered with Inquisition-style questions and repeatedly asked to find documents that do not exist or are impossible to provide.
justifications for the embargo have lurched opportunistically over the decades, but the mean-spirited, almost Kafkaesque obsession with choking off the island has remained staunch across multiple presidencies.
Last month we published an article by Doron Ben-Atar, a professor of History at Fordham University, in which he detailed the Kafkaesque proceedings the university initiated against him after he spoke out against the American Studies Association's academic boycott of Israel, a Title IX investigation he alleged was secretive and politically motivated.