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Reclusive picks: Kafka 'Metamorphosis and Other Stories'

It is nice to find, among the abundant and varied offerings of literature, some singular writers whose work most captures ones own feelings or outlook. Such kindred spirits as these should be cherished and revered; to recognize their rarity and power is a correct, and non-diminishing, form of worship. 421 more words


Quote - Kafka

“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.” – Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories, by Franz Kafka


175 pages

Short stories published 1913 – 1924

Collection published 2003 956 more words

20th Century

Review of The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka

Up until today I had never really read, or heard anything about this book. Truth be told I didn’t even read the blurb, (but then again I never really do) I only knew of the name, so I didn’t have any prior expectations. 487 more words

Creative Writing

Kafka's diary vs my diary

Journalling isn’t so much a past-time or hobby, but a necessity to stop my head exploding. I have a journal where I write about creative writing, daily plans and notes of what I’m going to do in my own work, and also a personal crap-tacular blah of thoughts notebook that mean nothing. 442 more words


“Although physically well, I would hold on to strangers in the street because the reproaches inside me tossed from side to side like water in a basin that was being carried rapidly. 13 more words

And though—so it seems to me in recollection—the gruesomeness of the living present was irrefutably conveyed by the beggar’s words, we laughed and shook our heads and refused to listen any longer.

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