One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kafka's "Letters to Felice"

Once hard to find, Kafka's letters are now easily gotten via Kindle. His letters to Milena (I bought a used paper copy years ago) is my favorite (read it thrice since 2003). Or will his letters to Felice Bauer become my new favorite?

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     Yesterday I pretended to be worried about you, and tried hard to give you advice. But instead what am I doing? Tormenting you? I don't mean intentionally, that would be inconceivable, yet even if I were it would have evaporated, faced by your last letter, like evil faced by good, but I am tormenting you by my existence, my very existence.
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