Franz Kafka

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Name: Franz Kafka
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Missing the point of the reality of fiction

On the New York Review of Books blog , Tim Parks mourns the decline of fiction as a place to explore taboo and transgression in an age of oversharing and self-exposure.“Dickens lived 150 years ago,” Parks writes. “Society has changed. Taboo after taboo ... [Published Los Angeles Times - 4 hours ago]
First reported Oct 18 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

Experience the true existential madness of automated customer service

You've made those calls. You've pressed 2 for Spanish. And you've waited till eternity. This new video exists to tell you that you aren't alone.The machine beats you down till you just can't take it anymore. Fatawesome/YouTube screenshot by Chris Mat ... [Published CNET News - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Ottawa Weekend Calendar for Oct. 17 to 19

Bombay Bicycle Club, hailing from North London, performs songs from their four albums on Friday night.Friday, Oct. 17For two days only, Infinitheatre ’s production of Kafka’s Ape is on at the Wakefield Theatre . Based on Franz Kafka’s A Report to an Academy ... [Published Where Canadian Rockies - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Bludded Head Turns Adversity Into Inspiration on Reign in Bludd

Peter SalisburyNevada Hill (center), the don behind Bludded Head's doom and gloomIn 1919, Franz Kafka penned "A Country Doctor," a surreal short story about a physician who attempts to save the life of a young boy, but instead finds himself lost in a ... [Published Dallas Observer - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 3 reports

Glass’s operatic ‘The Trial’ brings Kafka up to date

LONDON (Reuters) – American minimalist composer Philip Glass’s new opera “The Trial”, based on the Franz Kafka novel, begins with ... [Published Truth - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 11 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. Health Care Still a Nightmare

Having a baby is stressful enough, but add in the byzantine labyrinth of American medical insurers and you have a nightmare scenario straight out of Kafka.I am a pretty healthy person and, until recently, the absurdity and expense of the American healthcare ... [Published Daily Beast - Oct 11 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Richard Eyre on Alan Bennett: ‘an intruder in an unreal world’

A desire not to break faith with the past … Alan Bennett. Photograph: Pal Hansen For The ObserverI was asked by Cameron Mackintosh to write about Alan – “a few hundred words, dear” – when I directed a musical based on Alan’s film script for A Private ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Would the Real Francis Please Stand Up?

Francis of Assisi is the world's most popular saint and an inspiration to our new pope. But he's also misunderstood. The late 20 th -century playwright Peter Barnes once said, "If you didn't know me, you'd think I was a stranger." Francis could say the ... [Published Alt Muslim - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

10/9/2014: World: FRANZ KAFKA’S THE METAMORPHOSIS GETS ANDROID TOUCH

Franz Kafka’s seminal work ‘The Metamorphosis’ is famous for its themes of alienation, absurdity and now androids, as a robot takes centre stage in a new theatrical adaptation. Acclaimed Japanese director Oriza Hirata worked with leading roboticist.. ... [Published Hindustan Times - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Getting to know your professors can expand learning

It was my second undergraduate class of my freshman year at Colby College. Four minutes from the hour, and the professor still wasn’t there. I bounced nervously in my chair, glancing around at the 16 other freshmen who had somehow ended up in the German ... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Exploring Kafka’s Prague

Image: Cafe Kafka, a landmark in a city full of Kafka kitsch. (Lyn Gallacher)During his lifetime, Franz Kafka’s stories were virtually unknown, but now he is regarded as one of the symbolic figures of the early 20th century. Today Prague is littered with ... [Published ABC Online - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Kafka's Prague

Image: Cafe Kafka in PragueWhen Franz Kafka was alive his stories was largely unknown, but now he is the symbolic figure of his era. Today his home town Prague is littered with Kafka kitsch; tee-shirts, tote bags, statues, tea-towels and walking tours. ... [Published ABC Online - Sep 27 2014]

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Missing the point of the reality of fiction [Published Los Angeles Times - 4 hours ago]
John Oliver: Congratulations, You Get To Come T... [Published Wonkette - 9 hours ago]
Experience the true existential madness of auto... [Published CNET News - Oct 18 2014]
Tortuous Legal Reasoning Denies Baby Ferouz Jus... [Published New Matilda - Oct 16 2014]
Ottawa Weekend Calendar for Oct. 17 to 19 [Published Where Canadian Rockies - Oct 15 2014]
Chasing Down the Perfect Shot to Capture the Ve... [Published Digital Producer - Oct 15 2014]
Bludded Head Turns Adversity Into Inspiration o... [Published Dallas Observer - Oct 15 2014]
Top 10 Inspiring TED Talks for 2014 [Published TIME.com - Oct 15 2014]
Top 10 Inspiring TED Talks for 2014 [Published The Curious Capitalist - Oct 15 2014]
Top 10 Inspiring TED Talks for 2014 [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Oct 15 2014]
The Robinson Institute [Published IconEye.com - Oct 15 2014]
Circus time [Published Jerusalem Post - Oct 13 2014]
Glass’s operatic ‘The Trial’ brings Kafka up to... [Published Truth - Oct 13 2014]
Glass's operatic 'The Trial' brings Kafka up to... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Oct 13 2014]
REVIEW-Glass's operatic "The Trial" brings Kafk... [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 13 2014]
U.S. Health Care Still a Nightmare [Published Daily Beast - Oct 11 2014]
BWW Interviews: Mildred's Umbrella Artistic Dir... [Published Broadway World - Oct 10 2014]
And the Nobel goes to ... what's-his-name (again) [Published Star News Online - Oct 09 2014]
Would the Real Francis Please Stand Up? [Published Alt Muslim - Oct 09 2014]
Richard Eyre on Alan Bennett: ‘an intruder in a... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 09 2014]
10/9/2014: World: FRANZ KAFKA’S THE METAMORPHOS... [Published Hindustan Times - Oct 09 2014]
Cellist Ben Noyes, Beet Poets to perform at Tri... [Published Sun-Journal - Oct 06 2014]
Links I liked [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Oct 06 2014]
The Nuclear Option: Ebola Mission Not Worthy of... [Published Breitbart.com - Oct 05 2014]
Rosh Hashanah 5775: Shmita In Our Lives [Published Hillel - Oct 03 2014]
Europe's Unsung Treasures: Prague's Cafe Lucern... [Published Forbes.com - Oct 02 2014]
Getting to know your professors can expand lear... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 02 2014]
Bestsellers, not classics, truly define who we ... [Published DNA India - Oct 02 2014]
New US ambassador says 'dobrý den' via YouTube [Published Prague Post - Oct 01 2014]
HURT: Ebola mission not worthy of troops' sacri... [Published Washington Times - Sep 30 2014]
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John Oliver: Congratulations, You Get To Come T... [Published Wonkette - 9 hours ago]
After a week off, John Oliver is back in crusading investigative comedy mode again, as Last Week Tonight brings us this story on the paperwork nightmare faced by Iraqis and Afghans who worked with U.S. forces as translators. As we wind down our ...
Top 10 Inspiring TED Talks for 2014 [Published TIME.com - Oct 15 2014]
This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was originally published at Inc.com . If you’ve yet to accumulate enough frequent-flier miles to ...
Top 10 Inspiring TED Talks for 2014 [Published The Curious Capitalist - Oct 15 2014]
This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was originally published at Inc.com . If you’ve yet to accumulate enough frequent-flier miles to ...
Top 10 Inspiring TED Talks for 2014 [Published Real Clear Politics - TIME.com - Oct 15 2014]
This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was originally published at Inc.com . If you’ve yet to accumulate enough frequent-flier miles to ...
Links I liked [Published From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green - Oct 06 2014]
Hold those Monday morning emails while you squander a few minutes on the highlights from last week’s tweeted clickbait (@fp2p) Wondering what to think about bombing ISIS/ISIL/IS (and could someone please explain why it has so many acronyms?) This excellent ...
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The Tour de France Trophy and Škoda cars. Czech... [Published Czech Tourism Scandinavia and Finland - Aug 20 2014]
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