Estrin, Marc

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(1939-    ) US cellist and author, whose first novel, Insect Dreams: The Half Life of Gregor Samsa (2002), translates the story of Samsa, from Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis (1915 chap; trans 1937), into what might be called sf: after his transformation into a giant bug Samsa is rescued by his family's maid and sold to a circus, from which vantage he observes and manifests through his inner life the turmoils of twentieth-century Europe. Estrin's later novels – The Education of Arnold Hitler (2005) and Golem Song (2006) – are gonzo twice-tolds with no real fantastic content. [JC]

Marc Estrin

born New York: 20 April 1939

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