Conversations with Kafka
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As a seventeen-year-old fledgling poet, Gustav Janouch met Kafka, the celebrated author of The Metamorphosis. "They fell into the habit," as Francine Prose in her wonderful preface, "of taking long strolls through the city, strolls on which Kafka seems to have said many amazing, incisive, literary and personal things to his companion and interlocutor, the teenage Boswell of Prague... Crossing a windswept square, apropos of something or other, Kafka tells Janouch, 'Life is a infinitely great and profound as the immensity of the stars above us. One can only look at it one perceives more than one can see. So above all one must keep the keyhole clean.'" They talk about writing (Kafka's own, but also that of his favorite writers: Poe, Kleist, and Rimbaud) as well as technology, film, crime, Darwinism, Chinese philosophy, carpentry, insomnia, street fights, Hindu scripture, art, suicide, and prayer.
- ISBN: 081121950X
- EAN: 9780811219501