laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Mar 27 15:22:04 UTC 2001
At 9:14 PM -0600 3/27/01, Victoria Neufeldt wrote:
>Kafka's novel "Amerika" maybe? Not sure why, but I seem to remember
>thinking that that was the allusion.
No, I don't think it was. Kafka's Amerika was a pretty groovy
(though totally fictitious) place (he'd never been here, so it was
all from his fertile imagination). I always thought it was one (or
both) of the reasons Peter gives.
>>>From Peter A. McGraw, Tuesday, March 27, 2001 6:39 PM:
>> I was never quite sure what the k in this one was supposed to
>> signify. The
>> German spelling of "America"? One of the k's in KKK?
>> Peter Mc.
>> --On Tuesday, March 27, 2001 10:41 AM +0800 Laurence Horn
>> <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
>> > For an earlier politically motivated misspelling, cf. "Amerika"
>> > (among anti-Vietnam War activists from the late '60's).
>> > larry
More information about the Ads-l