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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.