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speaking of kafka…

January 15, 2011

[Guardian] Writing to Felice in response to a declaration by her that they belonged together unconditionally, he takes up the notion with ghoulish enthusiasm, declaring he could have no greater wish “than that we should be bound together inseparably by the wrists of your left and my right hand. I don’t quite know why this should occur to me; perhaps because a book on the French revolution, with contemporary accounts, is lying in front of me, and it may be possible after all . . . that a couple thus bound together were once led to the scaffold.” Kafka certainly knew the way to a woman’s heart. (read)

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