“Kafka as an ispiration:
Kafka's Art Creates More Art"
Saturday, April 26, 2014
What is it in Kafka's writings that inspires new work in art, literature, film, philosophy, and poetry? How does Kafka inspire the muse in so many people, 90 years after his death? We will examine a few of the thousands of examples of artistic endeavors inspired and influenced by Franz Kafka and look to his aphorisms to spark our own creative muse. Our hostess, Kathi Diamant will moderate a panel discussion.
"The Blue Octavo Notebooks" – little known and yet among the most characteristic and brilliantly gnomic of Kafka's work.
The Zurau Aphorisms – strict reflections on metaphisical topics, good and evil, truth and false hood, alienation and redemption, death and paradise.
"Forgiving the Angel: Four stories for Franz Kafka" by Jay Cantor – A brilliant, beautiful, and sometimes heartbreaking group of stories on a circle of real people who are held together by love of their friend Franz Kafka.
NYT review by Michiko Kakutani.