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Franz Kafka: Kafka Has Died

In the summer of 1924 I was in Obergeogenthal near Brux. On Friday, 20 June, I repeat Friday, 20 June, I received a letter from a friend in Prague, the painter Erich Hirt. He wrote, ‘I have just learnt from the editorial staff of the…

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Franz Kafka: Cleaning out Kafka’s Desk

As I learned form my father, for fourteen years, that is to say for nearly half the average length of a generation, Franz Kafka sat behind his smoothly polished desk in the smoke-fumed air of the factory at No. 7 on the Poric. He entered…

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Revolt By The Book

rebellion (re-bel’yen), n. 1. an act or state of armed open resistance to authority, government, etc. 2. a defiance of or opposition to any control. 3. a rebelling. SYN.—revolt stresses a casting off of allegiance or refusal to submit to established authority (the revolt of…

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Franz Kafka: Why Read?

One reads in order to ask questions.   Kafka Letter to a Friend     [ cialis on sale | viagra gay | viagra for recreation | buy viagra on line | try viagra for free | generic cialis canadian | buy viagra in canada…

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Franz Kafka: What Walter Benjamin Had to Say

      Fairy tales for dialecticians…   Walter Benjamin …about Kafka   [ overseas viagra | buy prescription viagra | viagra brand | viagra prescription online | viagra for sale | viagra effects on the penis | buy cialis next day delivery | how…

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Kafka: An Allegory

All that allegories intend to say is merely that the incomprehensible is incomprehensible, and that we already know. But the problems we struggle with every day are a different matter. On this subject a man was once asked: “Why such stubbornness? If you only followed…

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Kafka: The Writing Life

          I’ve often thought that the best way of life for me would be to have writing materials and a lamp in the innermost room of a spacious locked cellar.   Kafka Letter to Felice Bauer          …

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Franz Kafka: God’s Thoughts

We are nihilistic thoughts that come into God’s head.   Kafka Letter to Max Brod     [ viagra benefits side effects | does viagra expire | buy viagra now | viagra buy now pay later | types of viagra | viagra in philippines |…

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Franz Kafka: The Filthy Brood

I’ve spent all afternoon out in the streets, bathing in Jew hatred. Prasivo plemeno—filthy brood—is what I heard them call the Jews. Isn’t it only natural to leave a place where one is so bitterly hated? The heroism involved in staying put in spite of…

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Franz Kafka: Building the Pyramids

        I could have built the Pyramids with the effort it takes me to cling on to life and reason.   Franz Kafka Letter to Felice Bauer April 13, 1913   [ pink viagra | what if i take too much viagra…

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