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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Franz Kafka
Contemporary computers come to consumers ready and willing to generate myriad distractions that ostensibly prevent work from getting done. And it’s such a new phenomenon that there’s really no historic precedent.
At one time in history, there was a general belief in the Divine Right of Kings. Whatever the king or ruler decided at that moment was the law. Thus, standards were constantly changing.
German composer Hans Werner Henze, whose prolific and wide-ranging work included a wealth of operas and 10 symphonies, died Saturday, his publisher said. He was 86.
After a long, tangled journey that Franz Kafka could have written about himself, an unseen treasure of writings by the surrealist author will be put on display and later online, an Israeli court ruled in documents released Sunday.
A Tel Aviv court has ruled that a collection of manuscripts written by Franz Kafka and Max Brod must be transferred to the Israeli National Library in Jerusalem.
A painting by German abstract artist Gerhard Richter that's owned by "king of hedge funds" Steven Cohen is going on the auction block in New York City.
Raoul Ruiz, the Chilean-born filmmaker who made more than 100 films in his teeming, international career, has died. He was 70.
Irish novelist John Banville has won the prestigious Franz Kafka Prize.
Arnost Lustig, an author who escaped from a Nazi death transport to make the Holocaust the main theme of his fiction died early Saturday. He was 84.
Not long ago, a subway rider who'd had a particularly tough day at work found herself staring up at the ads inside her subway car, where one of the placards featured a poignant literary quote.
The lives, works and achievements of Franz Kafka of Prague and the far less well known 19th-century Jewish mystic Reb Nachman of Bratslav would seem at first glance to have nothing in common.
So you want to take a college football road trip, but your significant other is not exactly into college football. That means you'll have to find some cool places where the game isn't the only game in town. Places with some night life that doesn't involve funnels, and some green spaces without yard lines painted on them.
"We have asked incoming first-year students to read two texts in the summer before they arrive at Bard - Kafka's 'The Metamorphosis' and the fourth chapter of Darwin's 'The Origin of Species,' 'Natural Selection.'
Detentions of alleged enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) and extraordinary renditions smack more of Franz Kafka's "The Trial" than of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's "Gulag Archipelago," although the question is not free from doubt. But they are not jokes.