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Fragments - April 2018

“What is there to confess that’s worthwhile or useful? What has happened to us has happened to everyone or only to us; if to everyone, then it’s no novelty, and if only to us, then it won’t be understood. 697 more words


R is for Resident Evil

The aim of my Blogging From A to Z Challenge is to find the origins of online games, some relatively modern and some with ancient roots. 1,011 more words


Tales of Good and Evil

I have long been aware that Edward Gorey designed and illustrated his own books, but I was surprised to discover that he worked as a book designer for Doubleday Publishing throughout the 1950s. 32 more words


Franz Kafka: The Metamorphosis

Original Title: Die Verwandlung
Original Translation: German
English Translator: Stanley Corngold

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is a classic piece of literature. Kafka takes his readers on a bizarre and emotional ride as his main character, Samsa, a dedicated son to his frail mother and father and brother to his younger sister, wakes up one morning to find himself turned into a gigantic insect (I pictured a giant beetle or cockroach. 393 more words

Used Books


The Metamorphosis paper 

The Metamorphosis was strange at first because of how ridiculous Gregor’s transformation appeared to be. Despite its absurdity, I expected Kafka’s explanation later on in the novel, thinking the book would have a classic “hero and his quests” trope. 278 more words

Franz Kafka

I dream of a grave, deep and narrow, where we could clasp each other in our arms as with clamps, and I would hide my face in you and you would hide your face in me, and nobody would ever see us any more, ― Franz Kafka, … 8 more words


To See Beauty, See Like a Child

Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. ~Franz Kafka

A child has a magical ability to see a person, not their color, not their shape, not their deeds and misdeeds. 242 more words