We have so much news! Since the last newsletter in 2012, we’ve made significant advancements in the search for Franz Kafka’s missing literary treasure. In the past four years, Kafka’s Last Love has been published in new editions in Albania, Brazil, Germany and last year in Turkey, adding to translations in China, France, Russia, and Spain. The next edition is to be published by PRAH in the Czech Republic. We’ve celebrated Kafka and Dora’s life in international events in Mexico, Germany, Turkey and England. And sadly, we’ve lost dear friends whose lives and contributions we will always appreciate, acknowledge, and remember.
Our big news this year is the last Kafka Project Tour, September 9-18, 2016. If you’ve ever considered joining the Magical Literary History Tour to Prague, Krakow and Berlin, THIS IS THE YEAR! The fourth and final tour will run September 9-18, 2016, so please join us! For more information on the itinerary, hotels, and cost, please visit our tour website: http://tour.kafkakproject.com
So much has happened that one newsletter can’t tell all. So here we present a timeline of highlights from the last four years, from 2012 to this brand new year, with links to learn more. Enjoy the ride!
Coming in 2016:
January:Coffee with Kafka, our bimonthly celebration of all things Kafka, discussing European art, literature, music, philosophy, and culture kicks off 4th year with “Meet Franz Kafka” event January 23 from 2-4 pm. Learn more and make your reservations at www.coffeewithkafka.org.
Last chance to travel with the Kafka Project to Prague, Krakow and Berlin! Only six seats left! Find out more at tour.kafkaproject.com
September: *New Archival Research conducted by Kafka Project in Berlin Archives reveals more about Nazi's approach to documenting German Communists.
*Kafka 24: a play about Kafka & Dora at Prague’s Dejvicke Divadlo with English subtitles sponsored by the US Embassy, with a discussion following.
*Kathi Diamant & Judita Matyasova present at the American Center of the US Embassy in Prague *Twelve travelers join Third Magical Mystery Literary History Tour to Prague, Krakow, & Berlin September 19-28, 2014. Check out all the tour photos here: http://tour.kafkaproject.com/photos.html
April:Coffee with Kafka kicks off in Pan’s Garden, organized by Elizabeth Rohwer. Bimonthly event celebrates Kafka, discussing European art, literature, music, philosophy, and culture.
March:Hanny Lichtenstern, Dora’s close friend and translator for Dora’s letters, diary and records from German, Hebrew and Yiddish, dies in London, England, at age 95. Internment at Hoop Lane, Golders Green. Read her obituary here.
There is more, but this should keep you busy. If you have any questions at all, please let me know. I’m always happy to discuss Kafka and Dora at any time.
Hope your 2016 looks hopeful and promising, as does the future of the ongoing work of the Kafka Project. Again, if you’ve ever thought about joining the Magical Literary Tour to Prague, Krakow, and Berlin, this year will be the last (and best) one, so please join us! Since 2008, the Kafka Project main financial support has been the tour, but with the adoption of the Kafka Project by German scholars and universities, we won’t have to fund the research ourselves for much longer.
Thank you for all your longtime support of the Kafka Project, as we work together to solve one of the literary world’s enduring mysteries.