The Parthenon of Books – one of my favourite places in Kassel and perhaps the place I’ll rather be than anywhere else. It’s a majestic art work, a courageous project and the people’s project. Because the banned books, the books from persecuted writers worldwide are donated by the us, because “we (all) are the people”. 100.000 books are expected and there is still a way to go.
Except of having ice cream sitting on the stairs beside the books, today I did submit my contribution to this art work: Franz Kafka’s Erzählungen. Kafka’s books were banned during the National Socialism in Germany but also during the communist Czech Republic, although he had never directly criticized the political system or referred to real life situations. Nonetheless his works were described as “harmful and undesirable”.
Thank you Jesús for capturing this moment 🙂
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