Monday, June 27, 2005

Kafka and Berlin

Mark Harman's essay Missing Persons: Two Little Riddles About Kafka and Berlin is full of interest. Kafka's reaction to watching Hamlet, the untranslated letters from Berlin to his parents and (especially) the mystery of the letters he wrote for a little girl found in a park weeping over the loss of a doll.

1 comment:

  1. Guy Davenport, one of my favorite writers, makes wonderful use of the doll incident in his story "Belinda's World Tour" from the collection A Table of Green Fields. Another Davenport story about Kakfa is one of his most well-regarded, "The Aeroplanes at Brescia" in Tatlin!.



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