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Jul.03.2013
  Franz Kafka was born one hundred thirty years ago, so he would probably be dead had he lived. I wonder what Kafka would think about the worldwide communication and information of today. He was a rigid fixture of the staid (he hated using the telephone). He also was a keen observer of the...
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Nov.03.2012
That word being "Kafkaesque". There are some facts in this fine article which I did not know (I do enjoy 'nuts and bolts') of how Kafka's works managed to get published. And there is also this astute insight: Warburg concluded his chapter on Kafka by asking, "What quality existed in Kafka's work...
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Jul.03.2012
My brother contends - correctly - that we all only have one birthday - the actual day of our birth. All the others are anniversaries of that date. And Kafka would probably agree. What is the point of having words if they do not mean what they mean? However, Kafka would be far too polite an...
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Mar.23.2012
Even the description of this lecture about Kafka and "Kafkaesque" is interesting and full of detail. Kafka's employment certainly influenced his outlook on life and society. If anyone knew about the tendrils of bureaucracy it was Kafka, for he was enmeshed deeply within it. There is a notable typo...
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Jun.02.2011
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Oct.06.2010
The Ideas GuyRichard HandlerMetamorphosing into the truly Kafkaesque   Kafkaesque, anyone? How many writers have achieved the honour of becoming an adjective? Think of it. Has anybody ever turned you from a proper name into an attribute and a part of speech? In the case of Franz Kafka, the Prague-...
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Jun.11.2010
Kafka on the GulfA New Orleans resident reflects on how the Czech master prepared him for the oil spill Pelican, East Grand Terre Island, Louisiana, June 4, 2010. CREDIT: Win McNamee/Getty Images   Here in New Orleans, faith and doubt wrestle daily. This has always been true for our vulnerable...
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Mar.22.2010
Kosher market opens in Prague     Restaurace Franz Kafky Jewish Quarter Old Town Prague March 21, 2010 (JTA) -- A kosher grocery has opened in Prague. King Solomon’s Bakery and Deli, located in the city's Jewish Quarter, is the first all-kosher grocery in the Czech capital since World...
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Feb.15.2010
 Czech artist falls foul of Kafkaesque officials over “baby rental” website 12-02-2010 15:00 | Rob Cameron Last May a Czech photographer and graphic artist created a fake website called 'rent-a-baby.cz', to help draw attention to the high numbers of Czech children languishing in children's homes or...
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Jul.13.2008
End of a Kafkaesque nightmare: writer's papers finally come to light Documents hoarded for 40 years in Tel Aviv flat by executor's secretary Kate Connolly in BerlinThe Guardian Academics hope the papers will throw new light on Franz Kafka. Photograph: Bettmann/Corbis  Scholars of the 20th-...