Franz Kafka Society

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The Franz Kafka Society is a non-profit organisation established in 1990 to celebrate the heritage of German Language literature in Prague. The society is co-sponsor the annual Franz Kafka Prize. Membership currently stands at around 1000 people globally, including Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass and the acting president of the society is Vladimír Železný.[1]

Among the stated goals of the organisation is to foster cultural pluarity among the Czech, German and Jewish people of Central Europe. It also aims to translate the entire work of Franz Kafka into Czech.[2]

The Franz Kafka Society initiated the creation of the Statue of Franz Kafka, created by Jaroslav Róna. The statue was presented in the Czech capital of Prague in 2003 where it has remained ever since.[3] The buildings of the society currently host a replica of the library of books owned by Kafka, totalling around 1,000 books and articles.[4]

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  1. ^ "Společnost Franze Kafky - Společnost Franze Kafky". Franzkafka-soc.cz. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Kafka-Gesellschaft in Prag erhält rekonstruierte Kafka-Bibliothek". Ksta.de. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Společnost Franze Kafky - Pomník Franze Kafky". Franzkafka-soc.cz. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  4. ^ Mackintosh, Paul St John (6 September 2015). "The Franz Kafka Society in Prague: for all your Kafkaesque needs". Teleread.com. Retrieved 20 December 2017.

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