"I Lafka at Your Kafka"

2008
Mar
24

A surprising piece in the New York Times recently claimed that Franz Kafka’s “Metamorphosis” was not fictional, but based on a true person with a real medical condition. The article refers to recent publishing scandals about supposedly non-fiction books that turned out to be fake, and suggests that the reverse situation may turn out to be the biggest scandal yet. Uh huh. I wonder how the news biz’s “Grey Lady” will respond when they discover that this story is itself a fake. In fact, I have some inside scuttlebutt that this “Mark Leyner” on the by-line is really the new pen name of the Times’ own past prevaricator Jayson Blair. In fact, my sources suggest that he may have also been involved in that John McCain story last month.

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