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‘Do not waste your time looking for an obstacle – maybe there is none.’

Franz Kafka – German-language writer of Prague

“Verbringe nicht die Zeit mit der Suche nach einem Hindernis. 25 more words


Franz Kafka

I know of no greater happiness than to be with you all the time, without interruption, without end, but I feel in my dreams that there is no place on earth where our love can be at peace, not in the village or anywhere else, and I imagine a deep and narrow grave where we lie embracing tightly in each other’s arms as if in pincers, I bury my face against you, you bury yours against me, and no one will ever see us again. 17 more words


The Stranger

And I, too, felt ready to start life all over again. It was as if that great rush of anger had washed me clean, emptied me of hope, and, gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe. 216 more words

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A new historical novel watches the rise of Nazism through the eyes of Sigmund Freud and a boy from the country

Can you imagine getting dating advice from Freud? 627 more words



Iconic composer Philip Glass’s operatic take on Franz Kafka’s nightmarish novel The Trial is being staged in Scotland for the first time at the beginning of next year. 390 more words


[Review] Hóa thân - Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka, nhà văn Tiệp Khắc gốc Do Thái nói tiếng Đức. Ông là một nhà văn có lối viết “quái dị”, những câu văn lạnh tỉnh, gây ám ảnh người đọc. 1,616 more words

Cảm Nhận Văn Chương

Franz Kafka

We are nihilistic thoughts, suicidal thoughts that come into God’s head. — Franz Kafka, quoted in Walter Benjamin’s Selected Writings. (Belknap Press; First Edition edition December 1, 1996)