Cantor, Jay

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(1948-    ) US academic and author whose first novel, Krazy Kat: A Novel in Five Panels (1988), Equipoisally implants two characters from the Comic strip Krazy Kat (1916-1944) by George Herriman (1880-1944) – the eponymous cat and Ignatz Mouse – into a "real-world" analogue of the surrealized Coconino County, Arizona, where the comic is set. Caught in this world, the protagonists witness the 1945 atomic bomb test in New Mexico; surviving into the moronic inferno of contemporary America (see Postmodernism and SF), they form a union, engage in sadomasochistic Sex, and so forth. Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka (coll 2014), reversing field on the novel, follows the lives of real people whose lives have been infiltrated by the work of Franz Kafka. [JC]

Jay Cantor

born New York: 1 August 1948


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