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Kate Zambreno

Kate Zambreno is author of the collections Screen Tests (Harper, 2019) and Appendix Project (Semiotext(e)/Native Agents, 2019). Her recent writing has appeared in the Paris Review. She teaches at Columbia University and Sarah Lawrence College.  Her next book, a novel, Drifts, is forthcoming (Riverhead, 2020). She is at work on a study of Hervé Guibert for Columbia University Press.

Photo by Heather Sten


Franz Kafka, a drawing from Diaries, 1910–1923, 1948.

The Missing Person

Winter 2019 | Essays

In July 1908, a twenty-five-year-old Franz Kafka quit his post at the Assicurazioni Generali with a medical note claiming he was suffering from “nervousness” and something potentially complicated having to do with his heart.