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I am glad to see a spirited defence for Kafka in the LA Times. As it is, LA seems to be more akin to the Amerika Kafka envisaged in his novel, Amerika. [DE]   A young Franz Kafka, author of "The Metamorphosis," "The Trial" and other works.  (Los Angeles Times / Handout / June...
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The Dead   Dispossessed they no longer need to defend themselves. The bodies they owned are gone. But remnants leak, linguistic particulars reappear, and voice, gesture take hold. The dead are memes inside us, pollen spreading before the wind passing their invisible seed.
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This is an odd little story of fame and history and lost and found and auction on eBay. With a publisher putting in their odd more than two cents worth. Somebody write a book ... or a song. [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * How Rick Springfield Lost & Found His Signed Stephen King Book ...
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This article in The Atlantic Monthly is entitled "Is Franz Kafka Overrated?" The answer is No! One might as well try to overrate the stars in the sky, but then, I am prejudiced. People seem to keep imposing external strictures on Kafka which have no bearing. He is also weighted with canards that...
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This review of a new biography of Kafka by Reiner Stach is a perfect encapsulation of many facets of Kafka's life and beliefs. Every sentence rings true. [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Defining Franz Kafka Proves a Kafkaesque Dilemma      Reiner Stach's Bio Addresses...
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            Life isn’t fair.  What is it within our souls that makes us cringe at those words?  They’re true, aren’t they?  They’re drummed into every child by the age of five, when she first drops a lollipop in the dirt.  ...
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Hello Friends, My new book for young adult readers is available today, a non-fiction history of the Gettysburg battle focusing on the accounts of two Gettysburg teenagers who witnessed those three epic days in July 1863. Next month is the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg. Gettysburg: The True...
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He still sells. Anger sells. It has buyers. However, are they "Nazi lovers"? A bit simplistic.  You must have already read about the JC Penney tea kettle that looks like Hitler and the reactions to it. They were forced to remove a billboard, but the damage, or publicity, had been done.  Those who...
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A CANTERBURY CRIME book four in my Belinda Lawrence mystery series. Now available on Kindle.'Full of twists and turns.''everything you could want from a detective novel.''Brian Kavanagh writes wittily and skilfully, and does not disappoint his readers.' New reviews http://tinyurl.com/ky6s3gmAMAZON...
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Good news! The new eBook edition of BLOODY HAM, the third book in my Belinda Lawrence mystery series is now available on Kindle. (Paperback edition to follow). ***** A darned good yarn, March 17, 2012 This review is from: Bloody Ham (BELINDA LAWRENCE MURDER MYSTERY) (Kindle Edition) Kavanagh at...