by Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924)
Translation © by Laura Prichard

Zwei Spazierstöcke
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Auf Balzacs Spazierstockgriff: ich breche alle Hindernisse.
Auf meinem: Mich brechen alle Hindernisse.
Gemeinsam ist das "alle".


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Two walking sticks", subtitle: " (Authentic - Plagal)", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Deux bâtons de marche", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

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Two walking sticks
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
On Balzac's walking stick handle: "I overcome all obstacles."
On mine: "I'm overcome by all obstacles."
They've both got that "all."

Subtitle: " (Authentic - Plagal)"


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Text added to the website: 2020-01-08 00:00:00
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