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

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

From Kafka's "Letters to Felice"


Now know this. Georg has the same number of letters as Franz, "Bendemann" is made up of Bende and Mann, Bende has the same number of letters as Kafka, and the two vowels are also in the same place; out of pity for poor "Bende," "Mann" is probably meant to fortify him for his struggles. "Frieda" has the same number of letters as Felice; it also starts with the same letter; "Frieda" and "Gluck" are also closely related; "Brandenfeld," owing to "feld," has some connection with "Bauer," and also starts with the same letter. And there are other similar things -- all of which, needless to say, I only discovered afterwards.
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