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Kafka and Women: Real and Imaginary
Kafka and Women: In Defense of Dora For years, Dora Diamant [masked]) was considered imaginary by Kafka scholars, and her value to Kafka's life and work ignored. Yet Dora was the only woman with whom Franz Kafka lived, and according to Kafka’s friend and literary executor Max Brod, she was the woman who gave him the happiest year of his life. But for more than half a century, Dora Diamant was dismissed by the academia of Europe and the United States. Kathi Diamant, author of Dora's biography, "Kafka’s Last Love", will present the evidence she uncovered in two decades recovering Dora’s story. In 1998, she started the Kafka Project at SDSU, the official international search for Kafka’s missing literary treasure, confiscated from Dora by the Gestapo in 1933. Our September 2018 "Coffee with Kafka" event is a preview of Kathi’s participation in the German Studies Association’s annual conference in Pittsburgh, where she will participate in a roundtable discussion on “Kafka and Women, Real and Imaginary." Actor Byron LaDue will read passages from Kafka's writings from the last year of his life. Wine, tea, coffee and Eastern European baked goods will be served. Suggest $10 donation at the door.

Pan's Garden

506 21st Street San Diego CA 92102 · San Diego, CA

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    Love Franz Kafka? Join us for an ongoing series of Sunday afternoon events in a beautiful garden setting near downtown, for salon discussions, film screenings, dramatic readings and visiting guest lecturers, using Franz Kafka as a springboard to discuss European art, literature, philosophy and culture. Coffee, tea, wine and refreshments are served. Reservations are required at

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