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dale-estey's picture
Jun.13.2013
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...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.10.2013
Of course we live in Kafka's world - he lived in it himself.  [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Our Surveillance Society: What Orwell And Kafka Might Say NPR ... Kafka's Binocular Vision Image collection by everybody can have its uses. The sharing of images of the Boston Marathon helped law...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.09.2013
Although the first line of this review is almost totally in error, it is information about Kafka and not about the performance itself.  Poor Franz was not the miserable person so oft depicted, nor did he feel he had such a miserable life.  And though his father would, indeed, win no "Fine...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.06.2013
  Kafka liked children - and children liked him. He had a high old time with his nephews and nieces. He felt comfortable with them. Often, many of Kafka's shorter pieces are classed as parables, and parables are supposed to teach children. So, kiddies everywhere, here are some illustrations to...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.05.2013
  Two quick answers to this - no & no. Kafka had more heterosexual encounters than most writers can shake their quill at. I thought that the most pointless literary criticism I would read about Kafka was a Marxist Interpretation - as if Kafka could adhere to any political agenda...
dale-estey's picture
May.31.2013
Slavish as I am to Kafka, and wishing nothing more than more exposure for him into the current culture, I was no fan of Soderberg's first Kafka movie, Kafka.  Although I would prefer a biographical take, I did not mind the blend Soderberg made of both Kafka's actual life and his written work...
dale-estey's picture
May.24.2013
Kafka famously wrote this Letter To His Father as a denouncement of his father's parenting abilities and an explanation of how he turned out the way he did. The letter  -also famously- never reached his father because Kafka did not send it to him. He gave it - which is so typically...
dale-estey's picture
May.23.2013
Kafka is open - God knows - to interpretation. Here are a series of cartoons which are currently being exhibited in Cairo. Jiri Sliva has adapted some of Kafka's work visually - and why not?Kafka himself adorned his manuscripts with many cartoon drawings - literally often just stick figures. Kafka...
dale-estey's picture
May.09.2013
I do fit into this category (looks across desk of things which were to be tackled last week). And Leonard Cohen has most recently written about himself that he is  "... a lazy bastard, living in a suit." So, let the procrastination continue. [DE]    ...
dale-estey's picture
May.04.2013
Here are two reviews about a new book about Kafka, Franz Kafka: The Poet of Shame and Guilt by Pulitzer Prize winning historian, Saul Friedlander. I try not to judge a book by its cover, and I won't review a book which I have not (yet) read. Friedlander's credentials make me accept that this will...