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Whom Does Kafka Belong To?

(Maybe to a cat-lady)

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Threats Veiled

For hasidim traveling to Uman, lycra’s all the rage

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Pilgrimage

Each year before Rosh Hashanah, thousands of Jews visit the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav. Rodger Kamenetz joined them and brought along a friend: Franz Kafka.

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New Kafka Papers To Be Revealed

Disputed Swiss boxes opened today

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Fathers and Sons

Reflections on a vexed relationship

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An Unaffiliate Stands Before the Law

Blogging Joshua Cohen’s ‘Witz’

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Today on Tablet

A Kafkaesque oil leak, and more

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Kafka on the Gulf

A New Orleans resident reflects on how the Czech master prepared him for the oil spill

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Rodger Kamenetz Scans The Universe

Getting ready for Dawn 2010

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Groupies

Eavesdropping on a book-club meeting and lamenting the unloved life of a writer

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Burnt Books: Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav and Franz Kafka

COMING IN OCTOBER 2010

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Dispute Over Kafka’s Israeli Papers Is Transparent and Simple

Just kidding, it’s totally Kafkaesque

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Experimental Fiction

In a 1931 novel, Ernst Weiss integrated medicine and literature

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The Avenger

A haftorah of wrongs and fights

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A Nation of Commentators

We are all Rashi’s heirs, but what, exactly, is our inheritance?

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The Literatures of the Two Easts

Are Hasidism and Zen Buddhism kindred movements?

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The Storm Called Progress

Benjamin, Scholem, Rosenzweig and the Angel of History

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Soft Sell

On the pleasures and terrors of accepting the rules

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In the Spirit

If you’ve never understood Kabbalah, music might be the way in

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The Office Series, Day Five: Conclusion

What it all means for us

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The Office Series, Day Four: After Kafka

Nazis in the workplace, what Kafka’s writings presaged

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The Office Series, Day Three: Kafka

How the writer’s work directly inspired his art

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The Office Series, Day Two: Before Kafka

How the writer found his way to an office

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The Office: Kafka Edition

A weeklong inquiry into how workaday fact inspired masterwork fiction

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Always Already

Haunted by ghosts, Jacques Derrida’s writings confounded the march of time

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In the Company of Strangers

Why does Antonio Mu

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