Monday, September 10, 2012

What if Gregor Samsa mailed Dr. Seuss?

Herr doctor, I find myself, for reasons inexplicable to me or my loving family, to have woken up this morning transformed into a cockroach. I am reasonably certain this is not a dream. Can you help?
Honestly, it's like a match made in heaven: the random weirdness of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis and the creative rhyme-meter of Dr. Seuss. What would happen if the former and the latter got into a conversation?

National Public Radio ( )'s awesome program This American Life, hosted by Ira Glass, recently did a cool fictional letter correspondence between these two literary legends. Below is the audio file, and the transcript is here. Take a peek at this awesomeness!

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