Journey's of Franz K
July 3, 2008 6:17 PM   Subscribe

The Travels of Franz Kafka, a website that chronicles the many places and social interactions of Franz. A photographic journal collection of his life as he traveled. For your enjoyment, today being the 125th Anniversary of Franz Kafka's birthday. Cheers.
posted by Fizz (10 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I was all excited about this, being a fan of both Kafka and travel chronicles, but damn if I can figure out how the site works. You click on a place (once the map loads) and get a b&w photo. Any way to find out what you're looking at?
posted by languagehat at 7:11 PM on July 3, 2008

Maybe the apparent non-functionality of this web site is a Kafkaesque joke?
posted by tepidmonkey at 7:37 PM on July 3, 2008

Oh, I get it. You click on a country and then you click on a labeled city. These are wonderful photos.
posted by tepidmonkey at 7:40 PM on July 3, 2008

It took me a bit to get used to it, but you can figure it out eventually, just keep clicking. Cheers.
posted by Fizz at 7:48 PM on July 3, 2008

Really very beautiful photographs, but in light of Zadie Smith's article in the current New York Review of Books, perhaps they are burdened, too, by the Kafkaesque?
posted by blindsam at 8:59 PM on July 3, 2008

My favorite diary entry by Kafka, on the day WWI started:

"Today Germany declared war on Russia. Had a swimming lesson this afternoon."

Thanks for the link--very interesting.
posted by sister nunchaku of love and mercy at 9:00 PM on July 3, 2008

I enjoyed the stories of Kafka's two visits to Cicely, Alaska on Northern Exposure. Do they count?
posted by crossoverman at 11:48 PM on July 3, 2008

posted by Avenger at 11:55 PM on July 3, 2008 [1 favorite]

Oh my God, thanks for that Avenger. That had me cracking up.
posted by DLWM at 5:36 AM on July 4, 2008

Thanks. Bookmarked for later. New book out, by the way: Kafka Comes to America.
posted by kozad at 6:34 PM on July 4, 2008

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