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'We ought to read only the kind of books that wound us': How literature teaches us to be human

One day in 1904 the young Franz Kafka wrote a letter to a friend defining the books that are worth reading. “I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound us,” he wrote. 863 more words


Books, books, books

Having a year to keep up with studies and working in a bookshop = a very book heavy life. So I thought I’d rejuvenate the blog with a quick post about what I’ve been reading recently. 1,488 more words

Franz Kafka

Reading via Autocomplete

Wise words from . . . urging us to slow down, be present, and observe.

Miserably failing to heed, with manic eyes skipping ahead I see “Franz Kafka + helicopter blades and sirens” and read “Frank Zappa.” I have no idea how. 176 more words


Franz Kafka & Kafkaesque

Franz Kafka, arguably one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, has left us with very little work to gauge his philosophy or his influence on modern writers. 935 more words


Franz Kafka

Socionics: EII-Fi
Enneagram: 4w5
Instinctual Stacking: Sp/Sx


Notes on 'The Invisible Man'

I finished reading the book the other night.  Afterward, I felt essentially the same as after I read The Metamorphosis—disturbed.  For lack of a more effective word.  378 more words