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"19.10.2016 01:19:00" Everyman's Library On this day in 1937, the first English translation (which was by Willa and Edwin Muir) of Franz Kafka's THE TRIAL was published.
“It's only because of their stupidity that they're able to be so sure of themselves.”
―from THE TRIAL
The story of the Today is the 79th anniversary of the first English translation of THE TRIAL...
“They're talking about things of which they don't have the slightest understanding, anyway. It's only because of their stupidity that they're able to be so sure of
"18.10.2016 18:20:35" Schocken Books On this day in 1937, Schocken Books published the first English language translation of Franz Kafka's "The Trial" On this day in 1937, Schocken Books published the first English-language translation of Franz Kafka's THE TRIAL
“No," said the priest, "you don't need to accept everything as true, you only have to accept it as necessary." "Depressing view," said K. "The
"15.10.2016 11:33:40" Everyman's Library "The right understanding of any matter and a misunderstanding of the same matter do not wholly exclude each other."
―from THE TRIAL by Franz Kafka
The story of the mysterious indictment, trial, and reckoning forced upon Joseph K. in Franz Kafka's The "They're talking about things of which they don't have the slightest understanding, anyway. It's only because of their stupidity that they're able to be so sure of themselves."
―from THE TRIAL by Franz Kafka
"08.10.2016 20:10:33" instagram.com Instagram video by Sixty Second Dramas • Sep 27, 2016 at 10:20pm UTC See this Instagram video by @sixty_second_dramas • 11 likes MOMUS READS KAFKA...
"Perhaps you don't yet know who I am. I'm Momus.” With this passage, taken from Franz Kafka's unfinished novel “The Castle," published in 1926, Nick Currie begins a minute-long performance which bridges 20th century literature and
"24.09.2016 15:45:02" Everyman's Library "This change, if it is a change and not a deception—deceptions are more frequent than changes—is connected with your arrival here, our fate has become in a certain sense dependent on you, perhaps these two letters are only a beginning[...]"
— from THE "If a man has his eyes bound, you can encourage him as much as you like to stare through the bandage, but he'll never see anything."
— from THE CASTLE (1926)
"24.09.2016 01:12:09" instagram.com Instagram photo by Vintage & Anchor Books • Sep 24, 2016 at 12:39am UTC See this Instagram photo by @vintageanchorbooks • 53 likes "In the struggle between yourself and the world, back the world."
― Franz Kafka, The Zurau Aphorisms
"13.08.2016 00:37:45" theguardian.com Franz Kafka's virtual romance: a love affair by letters as unreal as online dating His love letters were sent by post rather than email, but Kafka's affair with Felice Bauer recoiled from reality in a way that has become familiar in the internet age
"09.08.2016 19:31:32" theguardian.com Franz Kafka literary legal battle ends as Israel's high court rules in favor of library Country's supreme court rules manuscripts are the national library's property and estate's heirs must hand over documents, which include unpublished writings
"09.08.2016 00:22:56" haaretz.com Top court gives Israel's National Library possession of disputed Franz Kafka papers In final twist of long-running dispute, court rejects appeal of heirs of writer Max Brod, Kafka's friend and biographer, that the estate belongs to them.
"03.07.2016 17:49:52" Everyman's Library Franz Kafka was born in Prague, Austria-Hungary on this day in 1883.
"As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into an enormous insect."
--from "The Metamorphosis" (1915)
Franz Kafka's imagination so Today is the 133th anniversary of the birth of Franz Kafka.
"Hey, there's something falling down in there," said the chief clerk. Gregor tried to suppose to himself that what had happened to him might some day also happen to the chief clerk. There was no
"28.06.2016 12:07:23" wortfm.org Kafka's "The Trial" remains relevant one hundred years later Tonight premieres Fermat's Last Theater Co.'s play adaptation of Franz Kafka's “The Trial.” How do the themes in this story stay relevant over a hundred years after it was written? Allen Ruff discusses this and the Innocence Project with director Jeff
"24.06.2016 20:27:46" openculture.com What Does "Kafkaesque" Really Mean? A Short Animated Video Explains Open Culture What Does “Kafkaesque” Really Mean? A Short Animated Video Explains in Literature | June 24th, 2016 28SHARESFacebookTwitterGoogleRedditMailTumblrStumbleuponDiggPinterestPrintLinkedinWhatsappDeliciousBufferPocket We derive adjectives from great writers' What Does “Kafkaesque” Really Mean? A Short Animated Video Explains. Via Open Culture
"22.06.2016 02:04:30" opendemocracy.net Why they built the great wall In Tadhg O'Sullivan's beautifuly filmed documentary The Great Wall, the rationale behind 'fortress Europe' is interrogated through Kafka's fable of nation-building, “The Building of the Great Wall of China”. At the Open City Documentary Festival, 21 June Based loyally on Franz Kafka's short story “The Building of the Great Wall of China”, O'Sullivan's work puts Europe's wall-building under an intense gaze. It begins at Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North Africa (claimed by Morocco as occupied territory)
"20.06.2016 02:09:42" Timeline Photos "What should one write to such a man, who had obviously gone off course, a man one could feel sorry for but could not help. Should one perhaps advise him to come back home again, shift his life back here, take up again all the old friendly
"05.06.2016 23:32:22" indiatoday.intoday.in Franz Kafka: Few lesser-known facts about the literary genius you cannot miss. On his 92nd death anniversary, let's celebrate
"03.06.2016 19:57:51" Everyman's Library Franz Kafka died in Klosterneuburg, Austria on this day in 1924 (aged 40).
"Logic may indeed be unshakeable, but it cannot withstand a man who is determined to live."
--from THE TRIAL (1920)
The story of the mysterious indictment, trial, and reckoning Today is the 92nd anniversary of the death of Franz Kafka.
"22.05.2016 09:49:13" businessinsider.com Prague has a giant kinetic sculpture of Franz Kafka's head Franz Kafka's head is a kinetic sculpture in Prague.
"19.05.2016 21:38:20" theguardian.com Kafkaesque: a word so overused it has lost all meaning? Han Kang's Man Booker International winner has prompted much use of the word – but do we really understand what it means? Kafkaesque?
"14.05.2016 12:16:54" Everyman's Library "I dream of a grave, deep and narrow, where we could clasp each other in our arms as with clamps, and I would hide my face in you and you would hide your face in me, and nobody would ever see us any more."
--from THE CASTLE (1926) by Franz Kafka
Arriving Left unfinished by Kafka in 1922 and not published until 1926, two years after his death, THE CASTLE is the haunting tale of K.'s relentless, unavailing struggle with an inscrutable authority in order to gain access to the Castle.
"24.04.2016 09:25:23" radio.cz Radio Prague - Nearly 500 tombstones restored at Prague's New Jewish Cemetery The New Jewish Cemetery in Prague's district of Žižkov, best known as the burial site of the world-famous writer Franz Kafka, has just finished the renovation of nearly 500 of its tombstones and three valuable family vaults. The restoration work was The New Jewish Cemetery in Prague's district of Žižkov, best known as the burial site of the world-famous writer Franz Kafka, has just finished the renovation of nearly 500 of its tombstones and three valuable family vaults. The restoration work was
"14.04.2016 01:00:46" Everyman's Library "'You don't impress me at all,' she said, 'Everything you say is boring and incomprehensible, but that alone doesn't make it true'."
--from "Description of a Struggle" included in COLLECTED STORIES by Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka's imagination so far
"13.04.2016 12:09:00" npr.org For Kafka, Even Beer Came With Baggage Many of Kafka's darkest comedies appear rooted in the cowering relationship he had with his father. Their only true bonding was over beer.
"12.04.2016 14:49:35" lifestyle.inquirer.net Kafka's masterpiece undergoes striking 'Metamorphosis' into Bikol FRANZ Kafka's “The Metamorphosis” is one of the key modernist texts of the 20th century and one of the most debated by critics and literature lovers. The novel's protagonist is depicted
"10.04.2016 08:23:23" twitter.com Vintage/Anchor Books on Twitter “'As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into an enormous insect." --The Metamorphosis” "As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into an enormous insect." --from "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka
"09.04.2016 13:51:00" indyweek.com Theater Review: Trapped Somewhere Between Ape and Man in Kafka's Monkey Director Dana Marks's staging of Colin Teevan's play at Common Ground Theatre is as unconventional as Kafka's narrative. Director Dana Marks's staging at Common Ground Theatre is as unconventional as Kafka's narrative.
"05.04.2016 11:36:28" vimeo.com RESOLUTIONS: a commercial for Franz Kafka RESOLUTIONS - originally Entschlüsse - is an adaptation of a short diary entry written by Franz Kafka in 1911. Translation by Willa and Edwin Muir RESOLUTIONS - originally Entschlüsse - is an adaptation of a short diary entry written by Franz Kafka in 1911. Translation by Willa and Edwin Muir
"24.03.2016 12:43:17" newyorker.com What Color Were Kafka’s Eyes? - The New Yorker In “Is that Kafka? 99 Finds,” Reiner Stach curates a collection of artifacts from the author’s life.
"22.03.2016 20:27:27" newrepublic.com 99 Ways of Looking at Kafka The indefatigable Reiner Stach presents 99 gems he uncovered while researching his three-volume biography of the enigmatic master.
"18.03.2016 14:06:27" historybuff.com 8 Beautiful Love Letters From Authors in Tortured Relationships If you took a survey of human happiness, writers would occupy the nether regions of the list. Why are writers such a miserable lot? Because inner torture breeds creativity. Also, sitting alone in a room and thinking makes people sad. As Keats wrote, “Do "Write to me only once a week, so that your letter arrives on Sunday — for I cannot endure your daily letters, I am incapable of enduring them. For instance, I answer one of your letters, then lie in bed in apparent calm, but my heart beats through my
"17.03.2016 13:49:32" bbc.com Franz Kafka: Your seven favourite lines In honour of Franz Kafka’s birthday, BBC Culture readers share their favourite quotes from his stories, letters and diaries. via BBC Culture
"11.03.2016 19:41:28" historybuff.com Hidden Gems: Top Seven Literary Museums Around the World Mark Twain HouseMark Twain may have spent his childhood adventuring on the Mississippi River, but it was from his opulent home in Hartford, Connecticut that the great humorist would write his legacy-defining stories, including Adventures of Huckleberry Franz Kafka Museum: "For a truly immersive look into the life and legacy of Franz Kafka, you're best bet is the Kafka Museum in Prague. Since 2005, the museum has housed a widely-respected exhibition called the City of K, which features sections on
"07.03.2016 12:40:35" indiatoday.intoday.in Prague: A city where bits of Franz Kafka can be found everywhere Prague
"06.03.2016 09:49:35" Timeline Photos "The whole visible world is perhaps nothing more than than the rationalization of a man who wants to find peace for a moment. An attempt to falsify the actuality of knowledge, to regard knowledge as a goal still to be reached."
--from "Paradise" (1918)
"05.03.2016 17:24:09" flavorwire.com Is That Kafka in the 21st Century? “Is that Kafka?”, asks the title of a playful new book from Reiner Stach, one that pulls together 99 facts and observations from the Czech author’s life, all with the purpose of clearin…
"16.02.2016 19:46:02" openculture.com David Foster Wallace Reads Franz Kafka’s Short Story “A Little Fable” (and Explains Why Comedy... Just last night I was out with a novelist friend, one of whose books a reviewer described as 'the funny version of Kafka.' While he surely appreciated the praise, my friend had an objection: via Open Culture
"15.02.2016 20:47:32" thenation.com Who Was Kafka? In the course of researching his acclaimed three-volume biography of Franz Kafka, Reiner Stach discovered numerous curiosities and idiosyncrasies about the writer that, taken together, complicate the image of Kafka as a tortured neurotic. He loved beer
"14.02.2016 16:28:47" Timeline Photos "I belong to you; there is really no other way of expressing it."
--Franz Kafka to Felice Bauer (11 November 1912)
Here are 200 irresistible love letters from over the centuries, love letters both historic and fictional, love letters by poets and by
"31.01.2016 01:54:06" Everyman's Library "But the hands of one of the gentlemen were laid on K.'s throat, while the other pushed the knife deep into his heart and twisted it there, twice. As his eyesight failed, K. saw the two gentlemen cheek by cheek, close in front of his face, watching t Written in 1914 but not published until 1925, a year after Kafka’s death, The Trial is the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can g
"20.01.2016 00:48:39" todayszaman.com Kafka’s take on society of spectacle on İstanbul stage One needs to eat to stay alive. Is eating enough for survival in society? We »»
"05.01.2016 21:19:22" openculture.com Piotr Dumala’s Artful Animations of Literary Works by Kafka & Dostoevsky There’s a certain irony to Polish animator Piotr Dumala’s innovative style, a stop-motion technique in which he scratches an image into painted plaster, then paints it over again immediately and scratches the next. Piotr Dumała’s Artful Animations of Literary Works by Franz Kafka & Fyodor Dostoevsky...via Open Culture.
"23.12.2015 21:10:10" nytimes.com On the Trail of Kafka in Prague Exploring the relationship between Prague and one of its most celebrated sons, Franz Kafka, looking to uncover the inspiration behind one of his greatest works.
"15.12.2015 21:23:22" historybuff.com 5 Authors Who Worked Weird Day Jobs Before They Got Famous Over 200 million Americans want to publish a book. Are you serving locavore brunch specials all day so you can toil away at your novel at night? Don’t throw in the towel yet. They may be regarded as literary titans now, but many of the world’s great "Unlike the other authors on this list, Franz Kafka never attained fame in his lifetime. The Czech-born writer spent most of his life working as an insurance agent at the Worker’s Accident Insurance Institute for the Kingdom of Bohemia. (Leave it to
"10.12.2015 20:16:48" openculture.com The Daily Habits of Famous Writers: Franz Kafka, Haruki Murakami, Stephen King & More Though few of us like to hear it, the fact remains that success in any endeavor requires patient, regular training and a daily… via Open Culture
"01.12.2015 20:41:24" shortlist.com The day jobs that inspired famous authors The 9 to 5s that inspired great literary works More here: http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/books/the-day-jobs-that-inspired-famous-authors
"20.11.2015 14:15:00" biographile.com Reader of the Absurd: 9 Author Quotes on the Madness of Life Humor is the quintessentially human antidote to despair. For Absurdity Day, laugh along to these 9 author quotes on the madness of life. “It would have been so pointless to kill himself that, even if he had wanted to, the pointlessness would have made him unable.”
--from The Trial (1925) by Franz Kafka
"14.11.2015 17:08:22" Timeline Photos “During last night’s insomnia, as these thoughts came and went between my aching temples, I realised once again, what I had almost forgotten in this recent period of relative calm, that I tread a terribly tenuous, indeed almost non-existent soil spre
"13.11.2015 17:31:23" artery.wbur.org Boston Lyric Opera’s ‘In The Penal Colony’ Is A Harrowing Story That’s Worth Hearing The fascinating Cyclorama venue and interesting repertoire for its Opera Annex productions prove to be the BLo's most compelling choices, says critic Lloyd Schwartz. "What composer could be more suited than Philip Glass to write music for an opera based on Franz Kafka’s story “In the Penal Colony”?"
-- WBUR 90.9 FM
"01.11.2015 20:15:08" Timeline Photos “The meaning of life is that it stops.”
― Franz Kafka
"29.10.2015 21:33:48" Timeline Photos
"22.10.2015 10:39:00" blogs.timesofisrael.com “The Jackals” and “The Lion”: Animal Fables of Kafka and Rav Kook “The Jackals” and “The Lion”: Animal Fables of Kafka and Rav Kook by Bezalel Naor In 1917, Franz Kafka (1883-1924),......
"21.10.2015 17:57:53" openculture.com Franz Kafka Says the Insect in The Metamorphosis Should Never Be Drawn; Vladimir Nabokov Draws... If you’ve read Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis in English, it’s likely that your translation referred to the transformed Gregor Samsa as a “cockroach,” “beetle,” or, more generally, a “gigantic insect.” These renderings of the author’s original Germa Franz Kafka Says the Insect in "The Metamorphosis" Should Never Be Drawn; Vladimir Nabokov Draws It Anyway...
"19.10.2015 18:39:36" biography.com Kafka's 'Metamorphosis' Turns 100 Arguably one of the most pioneering works in all of 20th century fiction, 'The Metamorphosis' celebrates its centennial. We take a look at its origins, implications, and influence. Celebrating 100 years of "The Metamorphosis" -- Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" was first published in October 1915, and then appeared in December 1915 (though dated 1916) as a slender volume published by Kurt Wolff Verlag in Leipzig.
"17.10.2015 16:38:38" Everyman's Library "If a man has his eyes bound, you can encourage him as much as you like to stare through the bandage, but he'll never see anything."
--from "The Castle" (1926) by Franz Kafka
Arriving in a village to take up the position of land surveyor for the mys
"30.09.2015 11:26:55" Timeline Photos "I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn't wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for? ...we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, li
"03.09.2015 13:42:44" biographile.com The Pop Cultural Inheritors of Franz Kafka Herein, a sampling of the writers and directors who make a touchstone of the absurdity and mordant humor in the prose of Franz Kafka. via Biographile
"19.08.2015 18:55:22" depauliaonline.com First Floor Theatre's Kafkapalooza pays tribute to Kafka First Floor Theatre's Kafkapalooza kicked off its opening night on Aug. 14.
"12.08.2015 22:28:13" chicagomag.com Kafkapalooza Hits Wicker Park This Weekend Local playwrights revisit the prescient writer’s work in a weeklong festival of new dramas.
"11.08.2015 18:11:59" Everyman's Library “'Ah, George,' said his father, coming up at once to meet him. His heavy night shirt opened up as he moved and the ends of it flapped around him. 'My father is still a giant,' said George to himself."
--from "The Judgement" by Franz Kafka included in Includes Franz Kafka's "The Judgement."
"18.07.2015 18:39:17" theguardian.com Kafka’s Metamorphosis: 100 thoughts for 100 years Kafka’s tale of a man who wakes to find he has changed into a giant insect still has the power to shock and delight a century after it was first published. Many regard it as the greatest short story in all literary fiction
"08.07.2015 17:12:32" jspacenews.com Court Rules: Priceless Kafka Collection Goes to Israel's National Library After decades of legal wrangling, custody of the estate of Max Brod, Franz Kafka's friend and publisher, was awarded to the National Library of Israel.
"08.07.2015 12:30:01" haaretz.com National Library won the right to Kafka's work - now it needs to find it all - Israel The court may have ruled that the Czech-Jewish writer’s manuscripts and letters belong to the state, but the whereabouts of some precious items are unknown.
"07.07.2015 19:18:44" news.artnet.com Court Awards Kafka Manuscripts to Israel - artnet News After a lengthy legal battle, a collection of Franz Kafka’s manuscripts, worth millions, has been awarded to Israel National Library.
"04.07.2015 14:47:17" dailymail.co.uk Israeli woman has to to hand over rare collection of Kafka manuscripts The judgement marks the end of a long legal battle and ordered Tel Aviv resident Eva Hoffe to hand all the Kafka papers in her possession to the National Library of Israel, who will post them online.
"03.07.2015 17:49:52" On this day in 1883, Franz Kafka was born in Prague.
"30.06.2015 14:48:10" biographile.com Rorschach Writer: Find Yourself in 11 Kafka Quotes Franz Kafka, born July 3, 1883, inspired the imaginations of a generation of writers. In honor of his birthday, we've put together a list of his quotes to fuel your own thoughts. http://www.biographile.com/rorschach-writer-find-yourself-in-11-kafka-quotes/42835/?ref=78F5B91C3E1F
"29.06.2015 17:26:55" londonist.com Franz Kafka’s The Trial Is A Guilty Nightmare — Review Rory Kinnear suffers courtroom drama without a court.
"29.06.2015 16:27:35" openculture.com Take a Visual Walking Tour of Franz Kafka’s Prague with Will Self, Then Read His Digital Essay,... Click the image above to start playing video. Take a Visual Walking Tour of Franz Kafka’s Prague with Will Self, Then Read His Digital Essay, “Kafka’s Wound”
"04.06.2015 07:02:01" openculture.com The Franz Kafka Rock Opera Franz Kafka was born on June 3rd. He also died on June 3rd. Kind of random. But kind of curious. The same applies to the animated clip above. 'The Franz Kafka Rock Opera' comes from Season 1 of a 1999 web series called Home Movies.
"04.06.2015 00:02:00" openculture.com The Art of Franz Kafka: Drawings from 1907-1917 Runner 1907-1908 UK-born, Chicago-based artist Philip Hartigan has posted a brief video piece about Franz Kafka’s drawings. Kafka, of course, wrote a body of work, mostly never published during his lifetime, that captured the absurdity and the loneli The Art of Franz Kafka: Drawings from 1907-1917
"03.06.2015 18:50:00" Everyman's Library Franz Kafka died in Klosterneuburg, Austria, on this day in 1924 (aged 40).
Logic may indeed be unshakeable, but it cannot withstand a man who is determined to live. Where was the judge he had never seen? Where was the High Court he had never reache RIP Franz Kafka, who died 91 years today.
"28.05.2015 12:38:36" openculture.com Franz Kafka’s Kafkaesque Love Letters It’s easy to think of Franz Kafka as a celibate, even asexual, writer. There is the notable lack of eroticism of any recognizable sort in so much of his work. Read Franz Kafka’s Kafkaesque Love Letters via Open Culture...
"I am constantly trying to communicate something incommunicable, to explain something inexplicable, to tell about something I only feel in my bones and which can only be experienced in t
"12.05.2015 03:53:01" independent.co.uk Benedict Cumberbatch to narrate Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis Fans of 20th century German literature and Benedict Cumberbatch's sonorous tones will be delighted to hear that actor is to read aloud Franz Kafka's seminal Metamorphosis in its entirety.
"11.05.2015 16:35:37" wordandfilm.com Writing Lives: 5 Outside-the-Box Author Biopics | Word and Film Good author biopics are as much about the work as they are about the life. Take these five gems, for example. "Kafka" (1991): One of Steven Soderbergh's most underrated (and underseen) pictures, this film inserts elements of Franz Kafka's life into his work. Jeremy Irons stars as Kafka, an insurance company employee who infiltrates the nightmarish police sta
"10.05.2015 19:41:29" telegraph.co.uk Mark Ravenhill on Kafka's The Trial: 'about as pessimistic as it gets' Playwright Mark Ravenhill has adapted Franz Kafka's most famous book for the radio. Here he explains his take on it
"08.05.2015 20:46:15" independent.co.uk In The Shadow Of Kafka: David Baddiel explores The Metamorphosis for new BBC radio series "When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams, he found himself changed into…" What, exactly? Over the century since Franz Kafka published The Metamorphosis – and the original German does have that definite article – readers have had to i
"30.04.2015 18:59:12" washingtonpost.com Creative staging brings Alliance for New Music-Theatre’s ‘The Metamorphosis’ ’ insect-like man... During rehearsals for the Alliance for New Music-Theatre’s stage adaptation of Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,”director Susan Galbraith asked actor Ari Jacobson to improvise some insect-like movements.
"29.04.2015 18:32:38" openculture.com Four Franz Kafka Animations: Enjoy Creative Animated Shorts from Poland, Japan, Russia & Canada Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari thought of Kafka as an international writer, in solidarity with minority groups worldwide. Other scholars have characterized his work—and Kafka himself wrote as much—as literature concerned with national identity. Four Franz Kafka Animations: Enjoy Creative Animated Shorts from Poland, Japan, Russia & Canada via Open Culture
"28.04.2015 18:49:20" shortlist.com 15 AUTHORS WHO ACHIEVED SUCCESS POSTHUMOUSLY Authors live in a bizarre and often heart-breaking world of posthumous success...and here we doff our collective cap to this novelists who never knew they made it big FRANZ KAFKA: "Only a few of Kafka's works were published during his lifetime, but it was those published posthumously, mostly by his friend Max Brod, who completely ignored Kafka's wish to have the manuscripts destroyed, that propelled him to a fame
"28.04.2015 17:38:27" news.co.cr Gabriel Garcia Marquez Was Inspired by Franz Kafka By Gustavo Borges Mexico City, Apr 27 (EFE).- If Colombia’s Gabriel Garcia Marquez had never written “One Hundred Years of Solitude” or any other novel, it might have been necessary to award him the Nobel Prize in Literature for his short stories, th
"22.04.2015 18:31:40" newsonnews.com BBC Radio 3 Examines Life and Work of Franz Kafka For a week in May, BBC Radio 3 will air a series of documentaries and dramas examining one of the most elusive and intriguing figures in 20th century... For a week in May, BBC Radio 3 will air a series of documentaries and dramas examining one of the most elusive and intriguing figures in 20th century literature, Franz Kafka.
"11.04.2015 18:12:31" Everyman's Library "All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers, is contained in the dog. If one could but realize this knowledge, if one could but bring it into the light of day, if we dogs would but own that we know infinitely more than we admit to o
"25.03.2015 21:41:37" praguepost.com Art Prague opens in Kafka’s House Large show brings major galleries together in one place
"24.03.2015 18:26:03" blogs.indiewire.com New Directors/New Films Review: Jia Zhang-ke Produced 'K' Is A New Take On Franz Kafka's 'The... Franz Kafka is to film what lightning is to a bottle; many filmmakers try to capture him, but few succeed. Courageous men like Michael Haneke and Aleksey Balaba
"23.03.2015 15:57:00" Everyman's Library “Our winters are very long here, very long and very monotonous. But we don't complain about it downstairs, we're shielded against the winter. Oh, spring does come eventually, and summer, and they last for a while, but now, looking back, spring and su
"22.03.2015 16:41:01" “I am constantly trying to communicate something incommunicable, to explain something inexplicable, to tell about something I only feel in my bones and which can only be experienced in those bones. Basically it is nothing other than this fear we have
"21.03.2015 16:01:50" 'First, he is terribly afraid of dying because he hasn't yet lived.'
--from "The Metamorphosis"
"08.03.2015 21:52:25" “I do not speak as I think, I do not think as I should, and so it all goes on in helpless darkness.”
― Franz Kafka
"27.02.2015 02:16:05" thelocal.de Kafka's Metamorphosis: 100 years of perplexity - The Local 100 years ago, Frank Kafka published The Metamorphosis, now seen as one of the most significant works of 20th century German literature. The Local speaks to the academic who has reinterpreted it for a modern audience.
"25.02.2015 19:41:17" phindie.com Meta-morphing Kafka’s Gregor: Interview with director Rebecca Wright in THE METAMORPHOSIS Henrik Eger talks to director Rebecca Wright about her work and influences.
"24.02.2015 12:59:29" shortlist.com Beautiful Illustrated Plotting Of Fiction Genres Which should you read next?
"23.02.2015 12:41:24" "I am constantly trying to communicate something incommunicable, to explain something inexplicable, to tell about something I only feel in my bones and which can only be experienced in those bones."
— Franz Kafka in a letter to Milena Jesenska
"27.01.2015 17:38:41" www.broadwayworld.com KAFKA'S QUEST to Run 2/26-3/15 at Theater for the New City 'Kafka's Quest, a.k.a. Kafka/Samsa' is a quasi-realistic play by the late playwright Lu Hauser that imagines the family life of Gregor Samsa, the tragic victim of Kafka's 'Metamorphosis,' and his friendship with an historic Yiddish Theater actor and
"25.01.2015 01:33:38" “I look for you everywhere; small gestures made by all kinds of people in the street remind me of you, by their similarity as much as by their differences, but I cannot say what is obsessing me; it obsesses me utterly and leaves no strength to expres
"31.12.2014 01:51:58" “As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.”
--Franz Kafka: Metamorphosis (1915)
"30.12.2014 17:08:30" www.haaretz.com Franz Kafka’s invitation to a literary séance - Books In letters to his beloved Milena, now compiled in a new Hebrew translation, Kafka creates art in which he invests as much intensity, imagination and thought as he did in his short stories and novels.
"17.12.2014 12:21:50" “There's no quiet place here on earth for our love, not in the village and not anywhere else, so I picture a grave, deep and narrow, in which we embrace as if clamped together, I bury my face against you, you yours against me, and no one will ever se Timeline Photos
"15.12.2014 18:22:30" www.theguardian.com The Trial by Franz Kafka - review 'Fans of fiction which presents a disturbingly realistic alternative world ruled by oppression would enjoy The Trial'
"09.12.2014 14:06:18" "When . . . some leisurely passer-by stopped . . . and spoke of cheating, that was in its way the stupidest lie ever invented by indifference and inborn malice, since it was not the hunger artist who was cheating, he was working honestly, but the wor Timeline Photos
"08.12.2014 15:21:44" www.shortlist.com 40 Famous Authors On Reading Any truly great writer also needs to be a voracious reader. Your favourite author probably has a list of favourite authors who also have a list of favourite authors and so on. “I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we're reading doesn't wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for?
-- Franz Kafka
More here: http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/books/40-famous-
"30.11.2014 19:23:05" www.youtube.com Mechanická hlava na Národní třídě - Franz Kafka Gigantická mechanická hlava France Kafky od Davida Černého umístěna na národní třídě za obchodním centrem Quadrio. Mechanická hlava měří 11 metrů a investor ... Prague has a new attraction. Franz Kafka head - mechanical statue by David Černý. Must watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7ZMWuNYD0Y#t=38
"28.11.2014 15:26:37" “So then you’re free?’
‘Yes, I’m free,’ said Karl, and nothing seemed more worthless than his freedom.”
― Franz Kafka, Amerika
Kafka began writing what he had entitled Der Verschollene (The Missing Person) in 1912 and wrote the last completed chap
"27.11.2014 18:32:04" "The true way is along a rope that is not spanned high in the air, but only just above the ground. It seems intended more to cause stumbling than to be walked upon."
--from "The Blue Octavo Notebooks" (1954)
"22.11.2014 00:41:54" www.hurriyetdailynews.com STAGE - ‘Kafka’ to visit three Turkish provinces Adapted from Kafka’s “Letter to His Father,” the play “Kafka and Son” is set to be performed in Turkey for the first time.
"18.11.2014 14:25:24" “The sister played so beautifully. Her face was tilted to one side and she followed the notes with soulful and probing eyes. Gregor advanced a little, keeping his eyes low so that they might possibly meet hers. Was he a beast if music could move him
"04.11.2014 13:22:31" www.shortlist.com The 30 Most Stylish Book Covers The 30 Most Stylish Book Covers "The cover of the 1969 edition chimes perfectly with the book and, above all, has an absurdist, angular style which leaps off the page. An unignorable cover design."
More "The 30 Most Stylish Book Covers" here: http://www.shortlist.com/style/the-30-
"27.10.2014 22:08:24" www.legorafi.fr Complexité – Les héritiers de Franz Kafka portent plainte contre l’administration française pour... Prague – Connue dans le monde entier pour son incroyable complexité, l'administration française se voit attaquer par les héritiers de la famille Kafka. Selon eux, il y a bien trop de similitudes entre l'univers de l'administration et les ouvrages du
"24.10.2014 02:28:25" www.praguepost.com Yan Lianke receives Franz Kafka Prize Chinese writer has come to Prague to accept award given to authors whose work can appeal across cultural lines
"22.10.2014 03:55:01" www.wordandfilm.com Kafka's 'Metamorphosis' Performed Onstage With Robots | Word and Film A new twist on Kafka's The Metamorphosis, reviews are in for new video game that revisits a couple old movies, and more in today's roundup.
"20.10.2014 13:26:27" "Try to realize that this vast judicial organism remains, so to speak, in a state of eternal equilibrium, and that if you change something on your own where you are, you can cut the ground out from under your own feel and fall, while the vast organis
"18.10.2014 01:07:29" www.express.co.uk Franz Kafka's The Trial review: 'Tense, terse and brooding' PHILIP GLASS's gloomy, monotonous score and Christopher Hampton's libretto turn Franz Kafka's uncannily prescient novel into an intense sung drama
"15.10.2014 21:31:10" www.theguardian.com Reading group: what if Kafka's books had been burned? ‘Kafkaesque’ would have a very different definition if Max Brod had consigned his friend’s unpublished manuscripts to the flames as requested, writes Sam Jordison
"12.10.2014 22:16:41" www.theguardian.com The Trial review – captures the essence of Kafka’s surreal fable Philip Glass’s score adds up to much more than just a play with musical accompaniment, writes Andrew Clements
"11.10.2014 01:56:10" "Last night I dreamt about you. What happened in detail I can hardly remember, all I know is that we kept merging into one another. I was you, you were me. Finally you somehow caught fire."
-- Franz Kafka
"08.10.2014 20:54:04" www.telegraph.co.uk Kafka's The Metamorphosis, robot style The lead role of Gregor Samsa in a stage production of Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis is given to a Japanese robot
"08.10.2014 17:44:07" www.theguardian.com Reading group: Has ‘Kafkaesque’ metamorphosed beyond all meaning? Sam Jordison: Despite it being a favourite of pseudo-intellectuals and the internet age, nobody seems clear on what Kafkaesque means. It’s a situation worthy of the great man himself – or is it?
"03.10.2014 00:45:28" www.theguardian.com October’s Reading group: Metamorphosis and Other Stories by Franz Kafka Sam Jordison: Kafka’s flights of imagination left a lasting impression on fiction. This month’s choice celebrates the moment he started to write them down
"01.10.2014 20:50:02" www.abc.net.au Exploring Prague: Franz Kafka and his time Today Prague is littered with Kafka kitsch: tee-shirts, tote bags, statues, tea-towels and key rings. Walking around the city of a hundred spires, Lyn Gallacher ponders what Kafka would make of our time.
"27.09.2014 02:12:57" "All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers, is contained in the dog. If one could but realize this knowledge, if one could but bring it into the light of day, if we dogs would but own that we know infinitely more than we admit to o Timeline Photos
"24.09.2014 15:27:43" "It is only our conception of time that makes us call the Last Judgment by this name. It is, in fact, a kind of martial law."
― Franz Kafka, Aphorisms
"22.09.2014 14:34:37" “Down Here and up there are all the same to me. Whether I lie here in the gutter and stow away the rain water or drink champagne up there with the same lips makes no difference to me, not even in the taste.”
― Franz Kafka, Diaries
"15.09.2014 17:50:46" www.buenosairesherald.com Borges/Kafka Biennial kicks off today - BuenosAiresHerald.com Jorge Luis Borges and Franz Kafka will be paired again at the fourth edition of the Borges/Kafka Biennial, to be held today through Wednesday at La Usina del Arte in La Boca neighbourhood and at the Centro Cultural San Martín in downtown BA. Jorge Luis Borges and Franz Kafka will be paired again at the fourth edition of the Borges/Kafka Biennial, to be held today through Wednesday at La Usina del Arte in La Boca neighbourhood and at the Centro Cultural San Martín in downtown BA.
"10.09.2014 10:02:15" shortlist.com The Daily Rituals Of Famous Writers Daily Rituals Mornings: you groggily emerge from your bleary-eyed state, fumbling for the snooze button on your phone while steering well clear of the most drool-speckled part of the pillow. Then after downing your first coffee of the day, jolting yo "In 1908, Franz Kafka landed a position at the Worker’s Accident Insurance Institute in Prague, where he was fortunate to be on the coveted “single shift” system. [He] was living with his family in a cramped apartment, where he could muster the conce
"07.09.2014 00:06:23" "Im Kampf zwischen Dir und der Welt, sekundiere der Welt."
"In the struggle between yourself and the world, back the world."
--Aphorism 52 in "Unpublished Works 1916-1918"
"02.09.2014 17:25:43" "Logic may indeed be unshakeable, but it cannot withstand a man who is determined to live. Where was the judge he had never seen? Where was the High Court he had never reached? He raised his hands and spread out all his fingers. But the hands of one Timeline Photos
"10.08.2014 01:03:36" “The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveler.”
-- Franz Kafka
"08.08.2014 21:19:23" www.broadwayworld.com Montreal's Infinithéâtre's KAFKA'S APE Begins Performances Today Montreal's Infinitheatre presents Kafka's Ape, adapted and directed by Guy Sprung, as part of SummerWorks, beginning today, August 7, and continuing through August 17 at The Ballroom at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West. Based on Franz Kafka's short story A Report to an Academy (1917), and adapted by director Guy Sprung from the original German, Kafka's Ape upends the notion of civilization and what it means to be human in a world of routinized inhumanity...
"04.08.2014 15:27:48" www.designersandbooks.com Five Book Cover Designers and the Books That Inspire Them To mark the publication of two new books about books and their covers, written by Knopf art director Peter Mendelsund, we’re highlighting the book lists of five graphic designers admired for their book cover work. The designers, along with Peter Mend "I don’t believe I’ve ever read a “design book” in my entire life. (I don’t think I’ve ever read a single book devoted solely to the visual arts or architecture either, unless you include the occasional biography of a painter, or an essay collection
"04.08.2014 15:27:28" www.designersandbooks.com Five Book Cover Designers and the Books That Inspire Them To mark the publication of two new books about books and their covers, written by Knopf art director Peter Mendelsund, we’re highlighting the book lists of five graphic designers admired for their book cover work. The designers, along with Peter Mend "I don’t believe I’ve ever read a “design book” in my entire life. (I don’t think I’ve ever read a single book devoted solely to the visual arts or architecture either, unless you include the occasional biography of a painter, or an essay collection
"28.07.2014 16:11:57" electricliterature.com “A Country Doctor” – the Weirdest and Thus Best Franz Kafka Short Film | Electric Literature If you love Franz Kafka and you haven't seen the above 20-minute short film by Kōji Yamamura, you should check it out immediately. Yamamura takes one of K
"25.07.2014 13:07:43" "Now the Sirens have a still more fatal weapon than their song, namely their silence... Someone might possibly have escaped from their singing; but from their silence, certainly never."
--from "The Silence of the Sirens" (October 1917)
Franz Kafka’s Timeline Photos
"22.07.2014 13:29:41" Spotted a Kafka reader on the subway
"17.07.2014 13:47:38" "Now the Sirens have a still more fatal weapon than their song, namely their silence... Someone might possibly have escaped from their singing; but from their silence, certainly never."
-- Franz Kafka, The Silence of the Sirens
"17.07.2014 00:24:35" www.theguardian.com Kafka's Dick review – Alan Bennett's one-liners come thick and fast In David Grindley's revival, this absurd take on literary lives builds up a strong comic momentum, writes Lyn Gardner
"14.07.2014 12:14:30" shortlist.com The 50 Coolest Authors Of All Time Everyone's got a book in them, right? Problem is, it's likely to be an absolute turkey. Face facts, writing a runaway literary hit is incredibly hard, and doing it with aching volumes of cool (which is how we'd all want to do it, given the chance) is FRANZ KAFKA: Ever read the first 20 words of this enigmatic modern master's stunning novel The Metamorphosis? “As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect." You should probably r
"11.07.2014 21:36:24" www.broadwayworld.com Montreal's Infinitheatre to Present KAFKA'S APE at Gladstone Hotel, 8/7-17 Montreal's Infinitheatre presents the Toronto premiere of its critically acclaimed Kafka's Ape as part of the Mainstage Series at the SummerWorks Performance Festival. Based on Franz Kafka's short story A Report to an Academy (1917), and adapted by d Infinitheatre Montréal presents the Toronto premiere of its critically acclaimed Kafka's Ape as part of the Mainstage Series at the SummerWorks Performance Festival. Based on Franz Kafka's short story A Report to an Academy (1917), and adapted by dir
"08.07.2014 13:24:20" shortlist.com The Daily Routines Of Famous Creatives If imitation is sincerest form of flattery, replicating an individual's daily routine must sit somewhere further along the sinister end of the spectrum. Still, if it helps us strike on mimicking the creative capacities of these artists, writers and m
"03.07.2014 23:49:53" www.csmonitor.com Franz Kafka: 10 quotes for his birthday Here, to celebrate his birthday, are some macabre, profound, and darkly witty quotes from Franz Kafka.
"03.07.2014 11:27:48" Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) On this day in 1883, Franz Kafka was born near the Old Town Square in Prague, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” Franz Kafka was born 131 years ago today.
"30.06.2014 13:42:47" “A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity."
― Franz Kafka, Letter to Max Brod, July 5, 1922
"18.06.2014 12:39:47" "It's only because of their stupidity that they're able to be so sure of themselves."
--from THE TRIAL by Franz Kafka
Written in 1914 but not published until 1925, a year after Kafka’s death, The Trial is the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectab Timeline Photos
"17.06.2014 21:27:38" www.apieceofmonologue.com The Drawings of Franz Kafka | A Piece of Monologue: Literature, Philosophy, Criticism UK-born, Chicago-based artist Philip Hartigan has posted a brief video piece about Franz Kafka’s drawings. Kafka, of course, wrote a body of work, mostly never published during his lifetime, that captured the absurdity and the loneliness of the newly
"16.06.2014 18:36:54" “No," said the priest, "you don't need to accept everything as true, you only have to accept it as necessary." "Depressing view," said K. "The lie made into the rule of the world.”
― Franz Kafka, The Trial
"12.06.2014 23:00:59" “No,” said the chairman, seizing one phrase, “those telephone answers are of 'real significance,' how could it be otherwise? How could the information supplied by a Castle official be meaningless? I said so already in relation to Klamm's letter."
--f Timeline Photos
"12.06.2014 13:22:11" “The man in ecstasy and the man drowning—both throw up their arms.”
― Franz Kafka, Blue Octavo Notebooks
"09.06.2014 17:40:35" "We are permitted to crack that whip, the will, over us with our own hand." –Franz Kafka, Diaries
"04.06.2014 18:09:25" BANGKOK, 4 June 2014 (NNT) – The Goethe Institut in Bangkok, a German cultural and language center, is hosting a three-day festival celebrating the life and works of Franz Kafka, a German-language writer of novels and short stories who died 90 years
"04.06.2014 13:39:23" "The true way is along a rope that is not spanned high in the air, but only just above the ground. It seems intended more to cause stumbling than to be walked upon."
– Franz Kafka, The Blue Octavo Notebooks
"03.06.2014 21:00:23" www.theguardian.com Franz Kafka: put your knowledge on trial – quiz It's 90 years since the death of the enigmatic modern master. So it's an appropriate time for you to give us some answers
"03.06.2014 14:11:41" Remembering Franz Kafka, who died 90 years ago today. Timeline Photos
"03.06.2014 13:11:06" Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) Franz Kafka died in Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria, Austria on this day in 1924 (aged 40). His body was brought back to Prague where he was buried on 11 June 1924, in the New Jewish Cemetery in Prague-Žižkov.
"I think we ought to read only the kind o Remembering Franz Kafka, who died 90 years ago today.
"29.05.2014 15:12:43" "Human nature, essentially changeable, as unstable as the dust, can endure no restraint; if it binds itself it soon begins to tear madly at its bonds, until it rends everything asunder, the wall, the bonds, and its very self."
– Franz Kafka, The Grea
"28.05.2014 14:19:10" "When one has once accepted and absorbed Evil, it no longer demands to be believed." –Franz Kafka, Parables and Paradoxes
"25.05.2014 00:12:26" www.praguepost.com Exhibitions: Kafka’s ‘The Trial’ and Kafka in Komics at Old Town Hall Two original manuscript pages highlight exhibition about Prague’s most famous writer
"22.05.2014 01:00:54" radio.cz Radio Prague - Pages from manuscript of The Trial highlight of concurrent Kafka exhibitions in... Two exhibitions opening in Prague on Friday will turn the spotlight on a writer closely associated with the city, Franz Kafka. One will focus on his classic novel The Trial, giving visitors a rare chance to see pages from the original manuscript, whi
"21.05.2014 13:38:57" "The right understanding of any matter and a misunderstanding of the same matter do not wholly exclude each other."
–Franz Kafka, The Trial
"20.05.2014 13:32:00" "A belief is like a guillotine, just as heavy, just as light."
–Franz Kafka, Aphorisms
"19.05.2014 20:42:46" "Plenty of hope—for God—no end of hope—only not for us"
–Franz Kafka, Statement to Max Brod
"15.05.2014 13:05:19" "Logic may indeed be unshakeable, but it cannot withstand a man who is determined to live." –Franz Kafka, The Trial
"13.05.2014 13:11:11" "The explorer considered the Harrow with a frown. The explanation of the judicial procedure had not satisfied him. He had to remind himself that this was in any case a penal colony where extraordinary measures were needed and that military discipline
"11.05.2014 21:03:13" “A First Sign of the Beginning of Understanding is the Wish to Die.”
-- Franz Kafka
(Artist: Pietro Spica)
"09.05.2014 13:52:20" "In this love you are like a knife, with which I explore myself."
–Franz Kafka, Letter to Milena Jesenská (14 September 1920)
In 1919 Milena Jesenská, a Czech journalist, writer and translator, discovered a short story (The Stoker) by Prague writer
"07.05.2014 14:07:48" "We are as forlorn as children lost in the woods. When you stand in front of me and look at me, what do you know of the griefs that are in me and what do I know of yours. And if I were to cast myself down before you and weep and tell you, what more w
"06.05.2014 01:58:05" www.praguepost.com Kafka and Prague: A guide to the writer's landmarks The famous writer moved around and changed jobs a lot during his brief life
"05.05.2014 13:27:56" "Human nature, essentially changeable, as unstable as the dust, can endure no restraint; if it binds itself it soon begins to tear madly at its bonds, until it rends everything asunder, the wall, the bonds, and its very self." –Kafka, The Great Wall
"02.05.2014 13:32:47" "Only this everlasting waiting, eternal helplessness."
― Franz Kafka, Diaries
Art: Franz Kafka and Death by Jiří Anderle
"01.05.2014 15:42:14" “I can’t think of any greater happiness than to be with you all the time, without interruption, endlessly, even though I feel that here in this world there’s no undisturbed place for our love, neither in the village nor anywhere else; and I dream of
"29.04.2014 13:42:55" “One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die. This life appears unbearable, another unattainable. One is no longer ashamed of wanting to die; one asks to be moved from the old cell, which one hates, to a new one, which
"29.04.2014 02:30:37" forward.com 100 Years Later, Revisiting Franz Kafka's 'The Trial' and World War I This year marks the centennial of World War I and Franz Kafka’s “The Trial.” Both landmarks of modernity defied comprehension in 1914 — and still do.
"28.04.2014 15:52:31" “2 November. This morning, for the first time in a long time, the joy again of imagining a knife twisted in my heart.”
― Franz Kafka, Diaries
"24.04.2014 11:28:40" shortlist.com More literary meals recreated We love food. We also love books. We also also love fantastic photography. We were therefore rather excited to see that the infinitely talented Dinah Fried has recreated even more iconic meals from literature for us to drool over. We've covered her g "There were old, half-rotten vegetables; bones from the evening meal, covered in white sauce that had gone hard; a few raisins and almonds; some cheese that Gregor had declared inedible two days before; a dry roll and some bread spread with butter an
"23.04.2014 13:12:37" “This tremendous world I have inside of me. How to free myself, and this world, without tearing myself to pieces. And rather tear myself to a thousand pieces than be buried with this world within me.”
― Franz Kafka, Diaries
"22.04.2014 16:08:58" “But I’m not guilty,” said K. “there’s been a mistake. How is it even possible for someone to be guilty? We’re all human beings here, one like the other.” “That is true” said the priest “but that is how the guilty speak”
― Franz Kafka, The Trial
"21.04.2014 15:34:22" The Trial: Before The Law Opening sequence of Orson Welles's 1962 adaptation of a short story fragment by Franz Kafka, as featured in "The Trial"
"15.04.2014 21:02:56" "The ulterior motives with which you absorb and assimilate Evil are not your own but those of Evil. The animal wrests the whip from its master and whips itself in order to become master, not knowing that this is only a fantasy produced by a new knot
"31.03.2014 13:59:58" “This perversion of the truth, familiar to the artist though it was, always unnerved him afresh and proved too much for him. What was a consequence of the premature ending of his fast was here presented as the cause of it! To fight against this lack