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08-29-2007, 12:24 PM
Franz Kafka was not Polish; he was Czech. Born, raised, and died in Prague. Yes, I know, as I have read his works, that he wrote in German, but Czech was his native tongue.

In fact, his surname, Kafka, was most likely derived from the Czech word for "crow", "kavka" (which, in accordance with Czech phonetics, is pronounced "kafka").

Steven Grant
08-29-2007, 02:21 PM
Right, Czech. Don't know what I was thinking. Was looking right at the book that said he was Czech when I was writing it, and still wrote Polish. D'oh.

I'll get it changed.

- Grant

09-05-2007, 07:52 AM
maybe he underwent a metamorphosis

...i'll get my coat