Thursday, June 16, 2016

Spending Bloomsday in Prague ... with Franz Kafka

Kafka's Head, Prague
Sorry to say I'm not in Dublin this Bloomsday, but instead, in Prague, home to another great writer, Franz Kafka.

1922 was an interesting year for Joyce and Kafka. Joyce, of course, published Ulysses. Kafka, in January of 1922, started work on The Castle.

Wandered in the neighborhood of the Prague Castle yesterday, and this morning, had cappuccino with "Kafka's Head", a giant kinetic sculpture by David Černý while at the Cafe Level.














Prague Castle -- inspiration for Kafka?

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