Sunday, 2 May 2010

Gracchus, el cazador

The Hunter Gracchus (Der Jäger Gracchus) is a short story written by Franz Kafka. The story presents a death boat carrying the long dead Hunter Gracchus as it arrives at a port. The Burgomaster of Riva enters the boat and inside he meets Gracchus who gives him an account of his death while hunting and how he is destined to wander aimlessly and eternally over the seas. An additional fragment presents an extended dialogue between Gracchus and an unnamed interviewer, supposedly the same Burgomaster.