Franz Kafka's Letter to my Father adapted for the stage. It opened at the Brockley Jack Theatre in London on Tuesday, 17 January, 2012. 'The tortured life of Franz Kafka provides the material for... More > this fascinating play.' William Russell, Reviews Gate. 'An exceptionally well-tailored piece.' Amelia Forsbrook, Remotegoat. 'The play circles the two men locked in a trial of strength... each gifted by an extreme power. Alas those powers do not complement each other - they destroy each other.' Gary Naylor, Red Room. 'The deepest strength of Colyer's scripting lies in the fact that it is possible to sympathise with any and all of the characters.' Vanessa Bunn, EXTRA! EXTRA!< Less
Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Kafka strongly... More > influenced genres such as existentialism. Most of his works, such as "Die Verwandlung" ("The Metamorphosis"), Der Prozess (The Trial), and Das Schloss (The Castle), are filled with the themes and archetypes of alienation, physical and psychological brutality, parent–child conflict, characters on a terrifying quest, labyrinths of bureaucracy, and mystical transformations.< Less
Albert Camus once said that "the whole of Kafka's art consists in compelling the reader to re-read him." Since the interpretations of Kafka are many and the search for the meaning of his... More > stories seemingly endless, the reader will return to the story itself in the hope of finding guidance from within. Thus a second reading will --hopefully -- become a commentary on the first, and subsequent readings will -- again hopefully -- shed light on the preceding ones. It is the purpose of this volume to provide ready access to the entire corpus of Kafka's stories; they, rather than the novels, constitute the very core of his brief life's work.< Less
This book is a collection of 85 fundamental quotes and aphorisms of Franz Kafka:
“What do I have in common with Jews? I don't even have anything in common with myself. ”
“What am... More > I doing here in this endless winter?”
“You are free and that is why you are lost.”
“A First Sign of the Beginning of Understanding is the Wish to Die.”
“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
“God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.”
“Kill me, or you are a murderer.”
“A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.”
“A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity."< Less
The relationship between reader and text is an intimate and private exchange. How would it look to make the readers‘ thoughts visible and could this effect someone else‘s own perception... More > of the text being read?
In this book Paula Kohlmann and Luke Haskett note their immediate reactions to Kafka‘s writing.< Less
"One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin." - Text in German and English translation with Vladimir Nabokov's... More > famous lecture. Compiled and edited by Dr Leo Ruickbie.< Less
The Basic Kafka Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of The Basic Kafka by Franz Kafka. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character... More > Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on The Basic Kafka.< Less
The Kafka on the Shore Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis,... More > Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on Kafka on the Shore.< Less
Franz Kafka is one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. He was a German language writer of novels and short stories. Some of his most prominent themes were archetypes of alienation,... More > physical and psychological brutality, parent–child conflict, etc.
Being a classic story writer, he was a very keen observer of human psychology, language, and behavior. Several of his stories leave their readers dumbfounded, for the power of diction and the horror he creates through appropriate words is unmatched.
Several famous lines from his works are often quoted by scholars, writers, and reviewers. In academic circles Kafka has his very respectable and distinct place. This book includes hundreds of his intelligent thoughts and statements.
Words of Wisdom: Franz Kafka
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