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January 26, 2010 11:40 AM   Subscribe

'Kafka was a slightly strange man.' A profile of Alice Herz-Sommer, lifelong friend of Kafka.
posted by shakespeherian (9 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

I like the "slightly". In the same way, I guess, that Jack Torrance is slightly strange.....
posted by MajorDundee at 12:41 PM on January 26, 2010

I love Kafka. And I love old people. And I love Jews. This post gets an A+ from me.
posted by greekphilosophy at 12:58 PM on January 26, 2010

posted by Catbunny at 2:08 PM on January 26, 2010

she sounds like a beautiful person
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 5:28 PM on January 26, 2010

Very interesting, thanks. I googled and found this Guardian piece from 2006 that's also worth a read.
posted by languagehat at 5:36 PM on January 26, 2010

What a wonderful interview.
posted by molecicco at 2:00 AM on January 27, 2010

Crikey. That was great.
posted by RokkitNite at 6:20 AM on January 27, 2010

Of further interest is Milena: The Tragic Story of Kafka's Great Love by Margarete Buber-Neumann.
posted by No Robots at 8:09 AM on January 27, 2010

Not sure if this has been mentioned previously: her biography is "A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer" http://tr.im/MngV.
posted by stinglessbee at 3:59 AM on February 1, 2010

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