Franz Kafka

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The top 10 allegories in fiction, from Plato to Kafka
Authors from Jonathan Swift to NoViolet Bulawayo show how much can be done with what might sound a narrow form – and how much fun can be had with it

Adam Biles

18, Oct, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Metamorphosis review – Lemn Sissay adaptation is more poetic than dramatic
This staging of Kafka’s story is physically exciting, even tireless, but it hits an early peak of terror then has nowhere to go for two hours

Mark Fisher

21, Sep, 2023 @8:56 AM

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Ignorance is not bliss for ChatGPT | Letters
Letters: Geoff Renshaw has realised that the chatbot can’t say ‘I don’t know’, Tom Brown thinks it has been reading too much Kafka

10, Sep, 2023 @5:33 PM

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Martin Walser obituary
Journalist, writer and novelist who played a controversial role in the cultural life of postwar Germany

John Kampfner

14, Aug, 2023 @4:57 PM

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Prom 26: BBCPhil/Storgårds review – Barry takes us inside Kafka’s head
Gerald Barry’s deliberately muted new work, Kafka’s Earplugs, failed to make an impact in this venue, while James Ehnes was a deft and impressive soloist in Walton’s violin concerto

Andrew Clements

04, Aug, 2023 @12:28 PM

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Top 10 books about awakenings
These moments of precious fresh awareness can be found in authors from Oliver Sacks to Ottessa Moshfegh and Franz Kafka

Anna Metcalfe

12, Jul, 2023 @11:00 AM

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The Trial of Josie K review – kidding around with Kafka
Inspired by the classic novel, this play for children leads its young heroine through surreal encounters with bureaucracy – and a giant rabbit

Chris Wiegand

02, Feb, 2023 @11:45 AM

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I unwrapped Dad’s terrible gift and went off like a catherine wheel – the Christmas present I’ll never forget
He’d brought a Sainsbury’s carrier bag full of gifts. I can’t stress how unusual this was – ‘out of character’ doesn’t begin to cover it

Zoe Williams

19, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 books about fathers and sons | Blake Morrison
In memoirs by authors from Philip Roth to Michael Frayn, the Dad-Lit genre is always a little oedipal but there is also room for warmer feelings

Blake Morrison

02, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Franz Kafka drawings reveal ‘sunny’ side to bleak Bohemian novelist
Surreal drawings by author of The Trial – which he demanded be burnt after his death – to be published

Philip Oltermann

29, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Trial review – even a tale of alienation needs an emotional anchor
Proper Job’s staging of Kafka’s unfinished novel has a watchable lead and some cracking jokes, but leaves us short on connection

Nick Ahad

25, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Metamorphosis review – playful spin on Kafka for the Zoom age
Gregor Samsa’s sudden bodily dislocation becomes a means of exploring digital-era dilemmas in Hijinx’s irreverent adaptation

Mark Fisher

22, Aug, 2021 @9:31 AM

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