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Leipziger Buch- und Schriftmuseum
Leipziger Buch- und Schriftmuseum
Deutscher Platz 1
Leipzig
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Little known during his lifetime the work of Franz Kafka (1883-1924) came to world fame after the Second World War. This exhibition is dedicated to book designers, illustrators and typographers, who have grappled with the cryptic and whimsical texts of the Prague author in art books, drawings, comic strips and written creations. The focus lies on the seven works of Kafka, which he himself approved for publication: "Das Urteil", "Der Heizer", "Die Verwandlung", "In der Strafkolonie", "Ein Hungerkünstler", "Betrachtung", and "Ein Landarzt".

The show is also a reminder of Kafka's visit to Leipzig in the year 1912, when he met his publishers Ernst Rowohlt and Kurt Wolff for the first time.