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Tag Archives: Milena Jesenska
The hunger for pure immanence. Or when the blending of realism and idealism becomes a kind of performance art, a “shock of the new” to use the Dadaist phrase, a disruptive force that effectuates art through the banal “ready-made” activity … Continue reading
Germany using Israeli lawyers to help “repatriate” Kafka manuscripts and literary legacy back to Germany. Keeping the works under lock and key, like incarcerated hostages out of Jozef Fritzl. It should burnish the national brand, used as export propaganda for … Continue reading
Ironic. Kafka’s writing was centered around the concept of non-belonging and by extension, about belonging too much. Almost an adversarial relationship with Maimonides golden mean, the elusive middle. Better to poke emotional catastrophe in the groin and hear he roar … Continue reading
No happily ever after. Franz Kafka. He was mostly about failure. Or the inability to avoid it. Most everything was unfathomable, incomprehensive, unknowable, and there were no happy endings.Buggy and as neurotic as they come, Kafka represents that grey zone, … Continue reading
”The recurrence of linkages of one sort or another between Hitler and Kafka throughout “Hitler studies” is rather remarkable–and controversial. In addition to the D. M. Thomas character’s conjecture about the kinship of Kafka and Hitler as artists of the … Continue reading