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December TBR

  1. Metamorphosis and other stories – Franz Kafka

2. The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels

3. Feed – Mira Grant

4. The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken ( Yes I’m on the late train with this one, should have read it years ago.) 83 more words

German Literature Month - Franz Kafka - Part One - The Metamorphosis

My reading has been pretty bad this year and it has affected my blogging adversely. I tried to get out of this reading slump by participating in reading events, but this didn’t work. 1,103 more words

Book Review

Two lovely Kafkas (Books acquired, 11.29.2016)

Two volumes of Franz Kafka’s letters are forthcoming next month from SchockenLetters to Friends, Family, and Editors; and Letters to Felice. 338 more words


Book #118: The Metamorphosis (1915)

aka: Die Verwandlung
author: Franz Kafka
language: English, translated from German
length: 44 pages
finished on: 30 October 2016

Kafka’s name has long been used as a shorthand for something surrealist or unbelievable, and I think this is his most famous novella. 693 more words


When Franz Kafka woke up from anxious dreams.

Franz of Prague from MEL Films on Vimeo.

One morning, Franz Kafka was waking up from anxious dreams. Feeling not like himself, Franz was instead forty-two independently driven layers of stainless steel. 43 more words


On the fortieth day following his Resurrection Christ Jesus was ascended into Heaven, Kafka Franz

forgiveness, for it ends
suffering, while
forgiveness falsely
tolerates it,
because it is not,
I am afraid,
in our hearts
to forgive,
but the mind, 39 more words