One of my favourite places in Prague is the Franz Kafka museum. We stumbled across it last time we visited and went back last week with friends.
It's a fabulously weird and very contemporary museum that seeks to capture the spirit as well as the story of Kafka's life. It draws you in through a series of well-crafted exhibits and installations using video and animation, water and filing cabinets (the latter in the most creative and intriguing way I've ever seen in a museum!)
Suffice it to say that visiting this time persuaded me to get a biography of the great and enigmatic writer and start re-reading the novels. It seems to me that he is still as contemporary as he was when I first read him as a teenager.
Friday, November 02, 2007
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Gosh, it's a long time since I have heard someone speak with admiration for Kafka and certainly the first time in my teeny weeny little blog circle (I don't get very far!) I had to read Kafka for my first year level German class at University and, while I found it hard to do so in a foreign language, his work fascinated me.
I didn't know about the museum. Would hope to visit friends in Prague next year so thanks for the tip!
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