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

Einmal brach ich mir das Bein
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Einmal brach ich mir das Bein, 
es war das schönste Erlebnis meines Lebens.


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

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Once I broke my leg", subtitle: "Hassidic Dance", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Une fois je me suis cassé la jambe", 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: 2020-01-08 20:07:55
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Once I broke my leg
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Once I broke my leg, 
it was the most splendid experience of my life.

Subtitle: "Hassidic Dance"


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Text added to the website: 2020-01-08 00:00:00
Last modified: 2020-01-08 00:05:36
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Word count: 14