"Dear Sir,
You have made me unhappy. I bought your Metamorphosis as a present for my cousin, but she doesn’t know what to make of the story. My cousin gave it to her mother, who doesn’t know what to make of it either. Her mother gave the book to my other cousin, and she doesn’t know what to make of it either. Now they’ve written to me.” — “Fan Letter” to Franz Kafka.
From a review of a Kafka biography in which we learn that he proposed to his wife via an 18-page letter that included this enticement: “You would lose Berlin, the office you enjoy, your girlfriends, the small pleasures of life, the prospect of marrying a decent, cheerful, healthy man, of having beautiful healthy children.”
And that he once wept after hearing that a woman murdered her child but concluded, after reading about it, that it was “a well-plotted story.”
Related: Google celebrates Kafka’s 130th birthday.
Image: The Metamorphosis, K? Via the Telegraph.

"Dear Sir,

You have made me unhappy. I bought your Metamorphosis as a present for my cousin, but she doesn’t know what to make of the story. My cousin gave it to her mother, who doesn’t know what to make of it either. Her mother gave the book to my other cousin, and she doesn’t know what to make of it either. Now they’ve written to me.” — “Fan Letter” to Franz Kafka.

From a review of a Kafka biography in which we learn that he proposed to his wife via an 18-page letter that included this enticement: “You would lose Berlin, the office you enjoy, your girlfriends, the small pleasures of life, the prospect of marrying a decent, cheerful, healthy man, of having beautiful healthy children.”

And that he once wept after hearing that a woman murdered her child but concluded, after reading about it, that it was “a well-plotted story.”

Related: Google celebrates Kafka’s 130th birthday.

Image: The Metamorphosis, K? Via the Telegraph.

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