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

Keine Rückkehr
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Von einem gewissen Punkt an gibt es keine Rückkehr mehr.
Dieser Punkt ist zu erreichen.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "No going back", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Plus de retour", 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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No going back
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
At a certain point, there's no going back.
That's the point I'm trying to get to.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2020 by Laura Prichard, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Text added to the website: 2020-01-08 00:00:00
Last modified: 2020-01-08 00:16:22
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