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Israel: Kafka documents to be made public

Israel: Kafka documents to be made public

A Tel Aviv judge has ordered that 40,000 unpublished documents by the Prague-born writer Franz Kafka be turned over the Israel National Library and published. The institution in Jerusalem announced plans to publish the notebooks, letters and writings online. The decision ends a prolonged and heated trial over the documents Kafka gave to his friend […]

Franz Kafka: ‘The Meaning of Life is that it Stops’

Franz Kafka: ‘The Meaning of Life is that it Stops’

I’m into death – which is one of the reasons I love this town. Vienna is full of dark corners: There are the catacombs under Stephansdom; the Imperial Crypt not far away; Mozart’s unmarked grave in the Biedermeyer-era St. Marx Cemetery; the Funeral Museum complete with a corpse bell; and of course, the Zentralfriedhof, final […]

Book Review: Louis Begley’s The Tremendous World I Have Inside My Head

Fear and Longing in Prague Europe in the beginning of the twentieth century can be compared to a knot. Constantly tightening, the rope at both ends tugging ever harder, neither side showing any signs of giving in, as it becomes clearer that the knot will eventually violently burst. The time was turbulent to say the […]

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