- Estrin, Marc
Insect Dreams: The Half Life of Gregor Samsa
Blue Hen Books, New York, 2002, Hard Cover, , First Edition, Very Good /Very Good
469 pp. Bibliography. A 1/2 inch remainder mark on bottom of pages. Not price-clipped. Two black marks on DJ. Marc Estrin is a writer, cellist, and activist living in Burlington, Vermont. This is his first novel. Gregor Samsa's adventures in America after he is swept into the dustbin. For those who have forgotten, 'Gregor Samsa awoke one morning after disturbing dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into an enormous cockroach.' Gregor runs into interesting folks: Musil, Wittgenstein, Spengler, Einstein, Rilke, Charles Ives, FDR and ends up in . . . well, you've got to read it.