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Anxiety, alienation, torture, angst, conflict, doubt, agony, desolation, terror, hopelessness, nightmares, deceptively lucid prose, despair, futility, tragedy, hatred, oppression, grotesque imagination, mystery, stylistic perfection, torture, guilt, insecurity, and an essential inner truth.
When asked if there was some hope... Kafka responded:
"Plenty of hope--for God--no end of hope--only not for us."
Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
most influential of 20th-century
Birthplace Prague, Czech Republic
"I am separated from all things by a hollow space, and I do not even reach to its boundaries. ...Everything appears to me construed. I am cashing after constructions. I enter a room, and I find them in a corner, a white tangle. ...There is nothing but
a spiritual world. What we call the sensory world is the evil in the spiritual world,
and what we call evil is only a necessity of a moment in our eternal development."
"One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled
he found himself transformed in his bed
into a horrible vermin." Franz Kafka (1883-1924)
"Our art is a dazzled blindness before the truth: The light on the grotesque recoiling mask is true, but nothing else."
Franz Kafka: The Metamorphosis
the text online...
http://www.learnnc.org/lessons/LauraRose5232002501 Lesson Plans The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
|The Kafka Project by Mauro Nervi "I write differently from the way I speak, I speak differently from the way I think, I think differently from the way I should think - and so it goes on into the darkest depths of infinity" (Letter to Ottla, July 10, 1914) Archive of Quotes|
|Franz Kafka Biography All three of Kafka's sisters killed in Nazi concentration camps|
The diaries of Franz Kafka, 1910-1923 "I follow two girls who keep looking back, anxiously and curiously, at my anxiety and curiosity, but also indecision..."
|Online Literary Criticism Collection the Internet Public Library|
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