Reading Writers Reading

Franz Kafka's exegesis of the Chinese poem by Yuan-Tzu-tsai "In the Dead of Night" in letters to Felice Bauer dated November 24 / 25, 1912 and January 21 / 22, 1913 in Letters to Felice Bauer, 58-65; 165-66.

Reading Writers Reading Themselves

Stendahl, Life of Henri Brulard

Unreliable narrator?

Orson Welles, Filming Othello (1978)

Reading as Reanimation

Diary as preface and narrative in Frankenstein

Fictional preface in Lolita

Marcel Proust imitating other writers in The Lemoine Affair