Author: Jonathan Allen.
This afternoon at 6 p.m., the Centro Sefarad-Israel will present the book Franz Kafka. Ethics, aesthetics and influence, written by Jonathan Allen, who holds a degree in French and Hispanic Philology (Cambridge, 1985) and a Master of Arts from the University of London (1988).
The book traces the astonishing imprint of a tormented creative genius for a century after his untimely death. An enduring influence that has transcended all national borders and the most diverse cultures, as Kafka has penetrated Japan, South Korea, China, North and South America, Russia and the rest of Europe. An influence that has enriched and stimulated the creation of painters, sculptors, filmmakers, writers, poets, playwrights, literary critics, philologists, philosophers, theologians, and has engaged millions of readers.
Its twenty-one chapters consider the nature of desire, sexuality, love, faith, morality, the writer’s ethics and the truth of writing, awareness of marginality, the longing for emigration, Jewish studies, cultural Zionism, Uncle Alfred of Madrid, Cervantes, interest in art, cinematic passion, taste for animal fables, the tragic fate of Kafka’s sisters, and the historical culture of Prague. Although dedicated to Kafka, the city of Prague with its characters, creators and avatars is also present. The event can be followed via this link.