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dale-estey's picture
Dec.03.2013
What better to get your nearest and dearest - or, conversely, your most distant - of friends and relations than mementos of Kafka. From insects to quotes, earrings to Tshirts. All with that special Kafka tinge. [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *        10 Pieces of Franz Kafka...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.15.2013
Kafka enjoyed the theatre - perhaps the broader the better. He had a crush on an actress (isn't that soooo turn of the century). It doesn't seem that he ever seriously thought of writing for the stage, and I wonder what he would think of seeing his work adapted. Perhaps, as long as the actress...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.14.2013
Kafka himself, on some of his hand-written pages, drew small images (or, if you will, cartoons). They are, shall we say, bare bones.  And he had an interest in the artwork which would appear on his book covers. He did not dictate what he wanted, but he was adamant about what he did not want...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.13.2013
These two recent biographies of Kafka till the garden and the farm. I disagree with the narrow sexual interpretation by Friedlander but do not dispute Franz had his issues (or lack thereof). Still, he never lacked for lovers. [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Two books, one conflicted man...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.12.2013
Kafka now comes to India and Pakistan. There might be some places in the world where Kafka and "The Metamorphosis" have not left their mark - but where? [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   Metamorphosing Kakfa into Urdu By Shaik Zakeer Hussain, TwoCircles.net, Banglore: In Franz Kafka's...
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Nov.10.2013
To say nothing of the Jewish interpretation. Live theatre! [DE] drawing by Kafka * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Exploring the layers Infinitheatre returns with ‘Kafka’s Ape’ Nov 7-24 after last year’s success © Photo courtesy of Infinitheatre This month, Infinitheatre will once again be bringing...
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Nov.04.2013
I would be thrilled to see anything done in Kafka's own hand, even these notes for his study of Hebrew. [DE] A Hebrew letter sent from Franz Kafka to his Hebrew tutor Puah Manchel (photo credit: Nurit Ashkenazi: public domain) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  Kafka’s Hebrew notes go on display...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.31.2013
And I'm glad to see that Kafka made the list. It is indeed - and literally {the true literally} - harrowing. [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  Halloween reading: Joseph D'Lacey's top 10 horror books It's not only Stephen King and James Herbert, you should be afraid of Cormac McCarthy and...
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Oct.30.2013
I enjoy graveyards, and peruse them with vigour. It's true I don't plan to spend the rest of my life in them, but, after that ... So, I have many tales of cemeteries to tell. Hardly any are scary because, contrary to popular depiction, graveyards are not haunted. Unless one happens to die in one (...
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Oct.16.2013
This is an interesting and insightful commentary upon Kafka's The Trial . It comes with what I interpret as a "Russian" overview. Which is fair enough, as Kafka was prescient about the type of totalitarian regime which still holds sway in that vast country. [DE...