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«Although he found comfort and solace in writing, he was extremely critical of his own work and requested that a lot of it be burned when he passed away from a lung disease.»
Kafka was an eccentric writer who was part of a Jewish German speaking family in Prague and battled a number of demons, including his overbearing father, which fuelled his desire to write. Although he found comfort and solace in writing, he was extremely critical of his own work and requested that a lot of it be burned when he passed away from a lung disease. However, not everything went up in ashes. Some of his famous survivors include ‘Metamorphosis’, ‘The Process’ and ‘The Castle’.
The Kafka Museum exhibition in Mala Strana includes most of the first editions of his work as well as a number of letters, diary entries and other personal artifacts from his life that were never displayed in Prague until recently. To modernize the exhibition, the museum has created a number of 3D installations and video/music collaborations especially for this museum.
We have even managed to get an exclusive interview with the famous write! Well… his corpse anyway. Straight from the cemetery to the words on this page, enjoy the enigma that is Franz Kafka.
How are you today, sir? Thank you for finding the time to talk to me.
Hmm hmmmph The stench is somewhat overbearing, isn’t it? Forgive my voice, it’s been an age.
Absolutely no problem, sir. Now, how do you feel about the Museum dedicated to your life and work?
Well from what I understand, this city has become a hive for tourism. I understand the need for one to work and..*cough* prosper. But I don’t agree with the terrific monster that is capitalism, nor with the greedy who try to master it.
I think I understand what you mean by your answer, but can’t be sure. Are you saying that the museum is another way of making money?
You, my dear boy, like so many others have misinterpreted my words. I believe the museum is a fine piece of work, to which I am very proud of. Despite my wishes *cough* to have my work burnt, those from the past managed to keep it alive for whatever reason. Perhaps they saw it as somewhat interesting? It’s interesting to me that it’s even more popular today. Perhaps my work is better suited to modern society. In the end, we are all insects. Let’s let these insects go to my museum.
You see? How could you turn down a recommendation from such a stable fellow?