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dale-estey's picture
Oct.01.2013
Alas, this anthology (and an introduction to new readers) is only in Czech. Well, alas for those of us who don't read Czech. Kafka himself was conversant in the language and wrote some of his non-fiction in Czech. At any rate, the more Kafka the better. We can hope it will not be too far from an...
dale-estey's picture
Sep.20.2013
Kafka's works have been adapted in many different ways. There are film and stage  versions, plus graphic books and children's books. There is even a video game. There are vocal, instrumental, and operatic renditions. Which I doubt Kafka would appreciate, as he was tone deaf. But I do wonder...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.23.2013
Kafka was fully aware - and fully accepting - that he was an animal among other animals. If anything, the 'human' part was the chore. He had an interest in Nature and gardens and the other animals. He ate what was considered as natural foods. He visited spas to take to the waters and live the...
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Aug.23.2013
Back when we were at university, a time when life was simpler, my husband and I spent 2 months hitchhiking through Europe. Since I studied art history, Italy was our natural destination. We were a young and clean looking couple and never waited long for a ride. Drivers were extremely kind to us...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.15.2013
Of course, if you want to call them comics, I'm all for it.  The art work is stunning! [DE] © SelfMadeHero 'The Castle' artwork * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * David Zane Mairowitz on adapting Kafka's 'The Castle - interview by Hugh Armitage Franz Kafka's incomplete masterpiece The Castle...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.14.2013
Kafka is a literary hero of mine, sliding his bemused way - in my humble opinion - toward godhead. Kafka is not the comfort read for everyone. Though well-known in literary circles, and a staple of papers for the Academic treadmill, he might not get classed as a "popular" author for...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.08.2013
Kafka had  great concern about how his works were presented as books. For instances, he wanted to make sure that the vermin of The Metamorphosis was never shown on the cover. I think he would have been at worst bemused and - perhaps - even pleased at this rendition. Portions of his...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.06.2013
Franz Kafka was also a doctor - a Herr Doktor of Laws. Indeed, he was a successful lawyer, so he was thus a successful Doctor. Put that in an alternate universe, fly around in a Telephone Box, and see what pops out. Peter Capaldi, who has just become the *new* Doctor Who, won an Oscar for his short...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.05.2013
Kafka more and more becomes an Everyman - or Everybug - on the stages of the world. [DE]   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Taiwan Contemporary Legend Theatre stage Metamorphosis at 2013 Edinburgh International Festival Actor Wu Hsing-kuo tackles Kafka's text in technology-heavy production...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.24.2013
There is so much pretence surrounding the surveillance to which governments subject their citizens. Make the laws opaque enough that they expose nothing and cover all. Terrorists have all but given carte blanche to governments to spy wherever, and however,  they want. [DE]...