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'I am nothing but literature and can and want to be nothing else': Franz Kafka and The Trial

‘Somebody must have made a false accusation against Josef K., for he was arrested one morning without having done anything wrong.’ This much-quoted opening sentence of… 1,165 more words


Travel theme: Writing

Consulting a travel book can sometimes be tricky.  You see, we had this book on Prague.  A very good book, as it turns out.  It had a whole section on… 300 more words

Travel Theme

Newsday: unpublished Kafka

last wednesday (10th august), on bbc world service radio
newsday includes …

“The Israeli national library has won the legal battle for Max Brod’s unseen collection of Franz Kafka’s work.”

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A list of writers of fragments

A blog is a fragmentary artwork, or at least it can be. So the blog’s aesthetic philosophy is at odds with the virtues of the masterpiece – completion, mastery, comprehensiveness, a vision fully and perfectly realised. 338 more words


Franz Kafka

I want in fact more of you. In my mind I am dressing you with light; I am wrapping you up in blankets of complete acceptance and then I give myself to you. 39 more words