“Kafka was Prague and Prague was Kafka. Never was Prague so perfect, so typical of herself than she was during Kafka’s lifetime, and never will she be so again.”
Such was the striking formula with which Johannes Urzidil described the close relation between his friend Franz Kafka and his city. Franz Kafka – Day by Day illustrates with impressive pictures and short, entertaining articles how widely and how deeply the famous author was rooted in Prague ’s soil. On 53 pages, one for each week of the year, the reader gets to visit the homes and writing places of Kafka, is introduced to his friends and family, and follows the poet on his ways through the ancient imperial city.
Be it as a picture book, as an entertaining read, or as a perpetual calendar: If your heart throbs for Kafka, if your soul longs for the Golden City on the Vltava, this little literary daybook is a wonderful tonic – Day by Day.