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Franz Kafka ( 3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924)

Albert Camus, Gabriel García Márquez and Jean-Paul Sartre are among the writers influenced by Kafka’s work; the term Kafkaesque has entered the English language to describe existential situations like those in his writing. 154 more words

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Life Advice from the Formidable Franz Kafka

Today, on his birthday, the Tel Aviv court ruled that several rare Franz Kafka manuscripts, which the Metamorphosis writer left to his friend Max Brod to destroy following his death, would be sent to the National Library of Israel. 595 more words


The Soul of the Condemned

When I read that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was to be executed for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing, I immediately scrolled down to the comments. I was not surprised at what I found, but a little dismayed. 496 more words

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I am a cage, in search of a bird.

Franz Kafka

As a child, Franz Kafka (born July 3, 1883) would write plays for his parents’ birthday and have his sisters act them out.

The Summer Of Reading


Summer is a time for reading. On my Goodreads account, I have a to-read list of over 240 books! Obviously, I won’t be able to read all of them. 439 more words


The Metamorphosis: An Illustrated Tale on The Absurdity of Life in Chaotic Universe

The Metamorphosis is a short absurdist novel seasoned with dark humor. The main character—a textile salesman—awakens one morning to discover that he has changed into a giant bug resembling a beetle or cockroach. 1,052 more words

Afterwalks, afterthoughts

There are 15—50?—billion people—maybe even more—on Earth, you’d think the chances of feeling left out would be close to zero. But the opposite is true. There are too many people, too busy to bother, too far to know, too quick to die, too different to understand, that at some point in our lives, we gaze up at the night sky and think: the moon must feel so alone, alienated by the sheer infinity of stars. 247 more words