Category: Links

Kafka links

The great thing about the web is that you can read a book and turn to a huge online resource of interesting article, free translations and extra stuff like photography of Prague in the time when Franz kafka lived there. A few years ago – pre children when money was more available – I visited Prague and picked up a couple of Kafka’s Prague type books and the great thing is that most of that material is now online for free. If you have never visited Prague then it is a great place, not just for Kafka lovers, and if you get the chance go.

A good starting point for Kafka links is the Franz Kafka on the web page that links through to sites in various languages (although be warned some were not working). Then there is of course the obligitary Wikipedia reference. But one that stood out was The Ledge, which provides summaries of the books and suggestions of further reading but has a flash interface that is really worth having a look at and has lots of interviews ana summaries of other books.

Kafka links

The great thing about the web is that you can read a book and turn to a huge online resource of interesting article, free translations and extra stuff like photography of Prague in the time when Franz kafka lived there. A few years ago – pre children when money was more available – I visited Prague and picked up a couple of Kafka’s Prague type books and the great thing is that most of that material is now online for free. If you have never visited Prague then it is a great place, not just for Kafka lovers, and if you get the chance go.

A good starting point for Kafka links is the Franz Kafka on the web page that links through to sites in various languages (although be warned some were not working). Then there is of course the obligitary Wikipedia reference. But one that stood out was The Ledge, which provides summaries of the books and suggestions of further reading but has a flash interface that is really worth having a look at and has lots of interviews ana summaries of other books.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez link

The beauty of the Internet is that it provides virtual libraries of information about a book or an author. If the links are good it can really add value to the reading experience. In a brief scan of what is out there on Gabriel Garcia Marquez The Modern Word site stands out and is not only a good place to find out all about the author but also a chance to read the latest news, which includes a mention of the Guardian story from the summer on the possibility that Love in the Time of Cholera is going to be made into a film.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez link

The beauty of the Internet is that it provides virtual libraries of information about a book or an author. If the links are good it can really add value to the reading experience. In a brief scan of what is out there on Gabriel Garcia Marquez The Modern Word site stands out and is not only a good place to find out all about the author but also a chance to read the latest news, which includes a mention of the Guardian story from the summer on the possibility that Love in the Time of Cholera is going to be made into a film.

Great Odyssey link

I know the Odyssey is not everyone’s cup of tea but if you want to go through it quickly and get the benefit of the story without the need to go through some of the repetitive retelling of the years of Odysseus’s exile then the Odysseus web site is the best place I discovered while looking for Homer link’s that I can recommend.

Great Odyssey link

I know the Odyssey is not everyone’s cup of tea but if you want to go through it quickly and get the benefit of the story without the need to go through some of the repetitive retelling of the years of Odysseus’s exile then the Odysseus web site is the best place I discovered while looking for Homer link’s that I can recommend.

Great Ulysses links

Before I forget and Ulysses dissapears into the distant past these are some really good links that have a combination of serious facts, free copies of the book and an animated version of the story that is worth looking at whether you intend to read Joyce’s work or not.

A good start would be the Ulysses site edited by John Barger with links, analysis and timelines for the characters

The Brazen Head is a site with a similar ambition to be the start for all things Joyce and this looks at the author on a much wider basis than just Ulysses

Wikipedia is always worth a check for the essentials and it points to some of the links summarised here

Project Gutenberg of course has the text if you want to try it without having to go out and find a copy of the book as does the One page of Ulysses a day blog

For a great audio guide through the book, with lots of insight into the characters and the locations you cannot beat the RTE Radio 1 Irish radio Reading Ulysses series

For light relief try the Ulysses for Dummies site with its animated version of the epic

Hope they help if you set off to read Ulysses the RTE site really helped me to get to grips with it all and some of the other sites have got me ready for more Joyce