Thursday, March 23, 2017

Theater and Conversation: An Evening of Kafka

January 16, 2017 by  

Alliance for New Music-Theatre in partnership with The President Woodrow Wilson House continues its year-long inaugural series of lively cultural evenings with a performance of Franz Kafka’s riveting short story A Report to an Academy, exploring the struggle to be human in a broken, oppressive society. In this solo theater piece, Drew Valins embodies Kafka’s […]

Book Tip of the Week: “Konundrum: Selected Prose of Franz Kafka”

December 27, 2016 by  
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In this new selection and translation, Peter Wortsman mines Franz Kafka’s entire opus of short prose – including works published in the author’s brief lifetime, stories published posthumously, journals, and letters – for narratives that sound the imaginative depths of the great German-Jewish scribe from Prague. It is the first volume in English to consider […]

DC: Kafka – the Poet and His Inability to Reach His Own Self

October 12, 2014 by  

October 14th – All who wish to hear and speak German are invited to bring their lunch to our monthly presentation and discussion. A topic of interest from German culture, history, or contemporary affairs will be presented, in German, by a selected speaker. Discussion on the topic will complete the Mittagstisch. In discussion with G. Ronald […]

Kafka’s 130th birthday

July 3, 2013 by  
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„Als Gregor Samsa eines Morgens aus unruhigen Träumen erwachte, fand er sich in seinem Bett zu einem ungeheuren Ungeziefer verwandelt.“ “One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin.” – The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka was born on July 3 1883 in Prague in the […]

Kafka’s Parable “Before the Law” narrated by Orson Welles

March 24, 2012 by  
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Based on Franz Kafka’s classic “The Trial” Orson Welles directed his 1962 filmversion starring Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau and Romy Schneider. A few years later, Welles told the BBC, “Say what you will, but The Trial is the best film I have ever made. One repeats oneself only when one is fatigued. Well, I wasn’t […]