by Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

"Wenn er mich immer frägt"
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
"Wenn er mich immer frägt." 
Das ä, losgelöst vom Satz,
flog dahin wie ein Ball auf der Wiese.


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Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:14
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Mais il m'interrogeait toujours
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
« Mais il m'interrogeait toujours. »
Ce « ah », détaché de la phrase,
volait comme une balle sur la prairie.

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Text added to the website: 2016-12-14 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-02-16 14:11:55
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