Franz Kafka

Silence, I believe, avoids me, as water on the beach avoids stranded fish

Articles
This page collects links to articles about Kafka or his work. The entries are arranged in chronological order.
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Franz Kafka & the Trip to Spindemühle
Ormsby, Eric
The New Criterion, November 1998.
Ormsby discusses The Castle and the difficulties in translating it.

Roaming the Greenwood
Tóibín, Colm
London Review of Books, 21 January 1999.
In his discussion of the hidden gay presence in classic literature, Tóibín leans towards Ruth Tiefenbrun’s controversial theory that Kafka was a homosexual.

Speaking Volumes
Hawes, James
Times Higher Education Supplement, 2002.
A reflection on Kafka’s Collected Stories. Online at the Kafka Project.

The Limited Circle is Pure
Smith, Zadie
The New Republic, November 3, 2003.
Author Zadie Smith on Franz Kafka and the novel.


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