"A Cage Went in Search of a Bird": Kafka and the Kafkaesque

Washington Hebrew Congregation

Dates: Sunday, October 17, 2010
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker: Michael Dirda

Michael Dirda is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book columnist for The Washington Post.

In this talk, book critic Michael Dirda will discuss the life and writings of the great Jewish fabulist Franz Kafka, best known for such novels as "The Trial" and "The Castle" and for those classic stories "The Metamorphosis," "In the Penal Colony" and "The Hunger Artist." Mr. Dirda's talk will touch on these, but pay particular attention to Kafka's shorter and more personal works--his aphorisms, letters and diaries. He will conclude by considering Kafka's "legacy" in late 20th and 21st century literature.

For a suggested reading list for Mr. Dirda's talk, please click here.

Program is held at and co-sponsored by:

Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street, NW
Washington, DC 20016
For directions, please click here.

This program is made possible by the generosity of K. Peter and Yvonne Wagner as part of a series of programs on German-Jewish Cultural Heritage.

Also co-sponsored by:

Georgetown University
Program for Jewish Civilization

This event is free and open to the public. Please use this form to make an advance registration.

Online Learning for this Event

Kafka - Suggested Reading


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