Franz Kafka is 130

On the occasion of Franz Kafka’s 130th birthday (yesterday), here are two of my favorite short stories! Rejection Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir When I meet a pretty girl and beg her: ‘Be so good as to come with me,’ and she walks past without a word, this is what she means to say: ‘You are no Duke with a famous name, no broad American with a Red Indian figure, level, brooding eyes and a skin tempered by the air of the prairies and the rivers that flow through them, you have never journeyed to the seven seas and voyaged on them wherever they may be, I don’t know where.
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Celephais (German Translation)

A blast from the past! The following short story by H.P. Lovecraft was the inspiration for my very first website I created back in late 1996, and what my very first domain names were named after… by Howard Philips Lovecraft Im Traum sah Kuranes die Stadt im Tal und die Meeresküste dahinter und den schneeigen Gipfel, der die See überschaut, und die buntbemalten Galeeren, die aus dem Hafen nach entfernten Gefilden segeln, wo sich die See dem Himmel vermählt.
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