Julie Schulte

writer of literary fiction and teacher

New Franz Kafka Attraction in Prague

Note error in title: The sculpture is in Charlotte, North Carolina USA not Prague. The artist is based in Prague, Czech Republic.
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Which Beat Generation Writer Are You? www.buzzfeed.com/justincarissimo/which-beat-generation-writer-are-you#.ueBVbVEgA

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I got Carolyn Cassady ! “One of the most important influences and poets of the beat generation. You’re intelligent, indulgent, and have super highbrow taste. Most believe you are carefree, but your talent and decisiveness helped inspire some of the best literature of the 20th Century. “Napoleon was probably seven feet tall — everything is so distorted.”

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Brain Pickings: Werner Herzog’s “Guide for the Perplexed” www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/08/18/werner-herzog-guide-for-the-perplexed-cronin/

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Amazing summary of Herzog’s dogged approach to work and creating art. The book details how to follow through film projects with a very small budget but his attitudes could be applied to painters, writers, musicians as well. Inspiring read!

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Which Classic Female Author Are You? quiz www.buzzfeed.com/justincarissimo/which-classic-female-author-are-you#.aqewRwnPz

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Vikram Chandra’s “The Geek Sublime” www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/books/review/geek-sublime-by-vikram-chandra.html?_r=0

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In a striking non-fiction work, Chandra seeks the hidden connections and tensions between technology and art.

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Italo Calvino’s “The Complete Cosmicomics” now available in their entirety www.npr.org/2014/09/18/343149597/calvinos-cosmicomic-collection-treads-the-final-frontier-america

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Thanks to translator Martin McLaughlin seven of The Cosmicomics are available in English for the first time!

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New Franz Kafka Attraction in Prague www.atlasobscura.com/places/david-cerny-s-metamorphosis

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Czech sculptor and international provocateur David Černý baffles the world once again with his new piece “Metalmorphosis” a giant, segmented sculpture of writer Franz Kafka’s head. The tinny piece, showcased in Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte, North Carolina, moves like a Rubix cube and made doubly-grotesque by its reflection the pool beneath. Will this piece herald a tamer era for Černý or does the 24-hour web cam on the piece suggest a deeper commentary on modern surveillance?