Zeitgeister - Cultural Magazine

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The Goethe-Institut’s culture magazine. Four issues per year with contributions by international artists and authors: anecdotes, essays, podcasts, illustrations, videos, etc. 

Being Kafka

To mark the centenary of Franz Kafka's death on June 3, 1924, Zeitgeister is devoting an issue to the writer.

Why does Franz Kafka’s spell remain unbroken a hundred years after his death? Why do we still perceive Kafka as so modern and contemporary? Because Kafka wrote such beautiful letters? Because we love drama queens? Because we feel that the world has never been more Kafkaesque than it is today? Join us as we step into Kafka’s world! Be Kafka!