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Franz Kafka Woche
July 07th, 2014
News from Berlin - From the 7th of July there will be an entire week lasting till the 11th dedicated to the writer Franz Kafka at the literature forum of the Brecht Haus in Berlin.
The project created around the figure of one of the most influential authors of the 20th century will analyze many different topics related to the writer with lectures and discussions. The meetings will show to all those who are interested not just the author but also the man Franz Kafka, his life and his works.
Franz Kafka, born in Prague into a German-speaking Jewish family wrote famous masterpieces such as "The Metamorphosis” (Die Verwandlung) and “The Trial” (Der Prozess), his works are usually filled with the use of alienation and transformation, psychological and physical brutality, labyrinths of bureaucracy and common parent–child conflicts.
Among the topics of the week:The heritage of Kafka’s works, not just romans but also letters, diaries and prose fragments and the use of sense of humor. Furthermore on Wednesday the focus will be on Kafka and women, the role of women in the author’s life and how relationships assume “literarily forms”. It will be followed again by Kafka and the technic-shock of the modernity and during the last day the focus will be on Kafka and actuality - why despite the current time he is still seen as a contemporary writer?
The lectures will be held in Brecht Haus in the district of Mitte.
Brecht Haus: Chausseestraße 125, 10115 Berlin
every evening from July 7th to 11th at 20:00
Tickets: full price 5 euros/ reduced 3 euros
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