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

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Back to Kafka

Finished The Loser (will probably hit TB up again real soon) and have returned to Kafka: The Trial. Though certainly school has taken a toll on reading and writing. Drib-drab. Here-there.

Lots of good biographical info in the Afterword (Mark M. Anderson) of The Loser, but I've chosen this bit because I found it quite telling and near the mark:

Bernhard later noted that it was his grandfather who instilled in him a fierce intellectual independence, warning him, for instance, not to take school seriously or to believe his teachers.

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