Statue of Franz Kafka

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Statue of Franz Kafka
Kafka statue Prague.jpg
The statue in 2011
Statue of Franz Kafka is located in Central Prague
Statue of Franz Kafka
Statue of Franz Kafka
Location in Prague
ArtistJaroslav Róna
LocationPrague, Czech Republic
Coordinates50°5′24.43″N 14°25′14.66″E / 50.0901194°N 14.4207389°E / 50.0901194; 14.4207389Coordinates: 50°5′24.43″N 14°25′14.66″E / 50.0901194°N 14.4207389°E / 50.0901194; 14.4207389

The Statue of Franz Kafka is a sculpture by artist Jaroslav Róna that was installed on Vězeňská street in the Jewish Quarter of Prague, Czech Republic in December 2003. It is situaded near the Spanish Synagogue. It depicts Franz Kafka riding on the shoulders of a headless figure, in reference to the author's 1912 story "Description of a Struggle" (Beschreibung eines Kampfes).[1]

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  1. ^ Thomas, Alfred (2015). "Kafka's Statue : Memory and Forgetting in Postsocialist Prague". Revue des Études Slaves. 86 (1/2): 157–169. JSTOR 43493528.

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