Ep. 2.3 — The Insect in Kafka's Metamorphosis
The First Narrative Episode of Kafka’s Metamorphosis
In which JP starts speaking in Dothraki, we both butcher the German language, and the Archangel Metatron makes an appearance or two. All in pursuit of the insect in Kafka’s Metamorphosis.
This episode centers around one key question: into what kind of bug was Gregor Samsa transformed? Our search for entomological specificity takes us from letters to Kafka’s father to mid-century critics dripping with lepidopterist condescension – all in the quest to answer the most important question of the book that should not be answered.