14. 06. 2024
Language: DE
Kultur im Trafo
Nymphenburger Str. 171a, Munich

»Kafka in Munich« – Author Reading with Alfons Schweiggert

Author Alfons Schweiggert describes all of Kafka's often surprising relationships with the state capital and shows how his short stays in Munich found their way into the famous poet's work. This includes not only Kafka's plan for a cheap travel guide and his intellectual friendship with the tragicomic Karl Valentin, but also his contacts with fellow writers such as Rainer Maria Rilke and the legend of his son, who was born and died in Munich.

Franz Kafka, the Prague writer, stayed in Munich three times between 1903 and 1916. In 1903, he intended to study at Munich University. Kafka's first publication appeared in Munich in 1908. In 1911, during a short stay with his friend Max Brod, he undertook a night-time lightning tour through the city on the Isar. In 1916, he read what he described as a »dirty story« at the Goltz Gallery, having only appeared in front of an audience twice. According to Kafka, the reading was just as »a terrific failure« as the meeting with his fiancée Felice Bauer.

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The book:
Alfons Schweiggert, »Kafka in München«, 176 pages, Paperback, 18€, Allitera Verlag

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