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

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


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  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

Text added to the website: 2009-05-20 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:14
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Word count: 18

He keeps questioning me."
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
"He keeps questioning me." 
His "um", detached from its sentence,
flew away like a ball across the lawn.

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Text added to the website: 2020-01-07 00:00:00
Last modified: 2020-01-07 23:45:03
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