On his way up he disturbed several children who were playing on the steps and...– from The Trial
Scene from The Trial
This is, without a doubt, my favorite part of The Trial. As Josef K. is being led to his death, he sees a figure that he believes to be Fraülein Bürstner. The following is one of his final reflections before he meets his untimely death: “At that moment, coming up a small flight of stairs to the square from a narrow lane below, Fraülein Bürstner appeared before them. He couldn’t be...
Someone must have slandered Josef K., for one morning, without having done...– the opening sentence of The Trial, by F.K.
I have no right to complain that I am alone and have nobody that I can trust. I...– from The Burrow, by F.K.
The whole art of Kafka consists in forcing the reader to re-read.– Albert Camus, from ‘Hope and the Absurd in the Works of Franz Kafka’
Kafka's Reflection #26
“There is a goal, but no way; but what we call a way is hesitation.” –from Reflections on Sin, Suffering, Hope, and the True Way
Kafka's Reflection #62
“The fact that there is nothing but a spiritual world deprives us of hope and gives us certainty.” -from Reflections on Sin, Suffering, Hope, and the True Way
Kafka Short Stories →
For anyone who is interested in reading Kafka’s shorter stories, here is a website that has a selection of them available to read online. So what are you waiting for? Go read & spread the Kafka love! Note: The title is the link. The stories are translated by Willa and Edwin Muir, and are available in English only.
Parents who expect gratitude from their children (there are even some who insist...– from The Diaries of Franz Kafka, November 12, 1914
Last night I dreamed about you. What happened in detail I can hardly remember,...– Franz Kafka to Milena Jesenska, 1921
Kafka Books Free on iTunes!
Do you have an iPod, iPhone or iPod touch that has iBooks on it? There is a selection of Kafka’s work available on iTunes- for free! You can download works such as The Trial and The Metamorphosis straight to your Apple device. Also note that German versions are available! Thanks Apple for spreading the Kafka love! <3
We were expelled from Paradise, but it was not destroyed. The expulsion from...– F. Kafka
Celibacy and suicide are on similar levels of understanding. Suicide and a...– Franz Kafka