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August 6, 2008

Franz Kafka on the books we need

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"... the books we need are the kind that act upon us like a misfortune, that make us suffer like the death of someone we love more than ourselves, that make us feel as though we were on the verge of suicide, or lost in a forest remote from all human habitation — a book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us." — From a letter of Kafka to Oskar Pollak.

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You should read the things he said to Milena. The love of his life. Kafka's Letters to Milena - look them up if they are unfamiliar to you.

Posted by: Milena | Aug 6, 2008 4:21:31 PM

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