The stories of Franz Kafka have long since passed into the proverbial, the kind of work you need not have read in order to know. Along with minimal commentary, he submits ninety-nine numbered exhibition items—documents, photographs, objects, scribbles, and doodles—for our consideration. One of his girlfriends nicknamed him Frank. He was adored, apparently, by all—with the exception of one man, a physician named Ernst, who appears in this volume wearing a white lab coat over a military uniform, and clutching a sinister turn-of-the-century medical device.
Kafka's sexual terrors were 'absolutely normal', says biographer
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Theories on his possible asexuality or repressed homosexuality contributed to the mythology around the author. Kafka himself described his fear of intimacy in a letter to Brod in January That is how it is. In these hitherto unpublished diaries, Stach discovered a new side to the man often credited as being more rambunctious and sexually active than his friend Kafka: Brod himself was constantly and deeply worried about the consequences of sex.
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His work fuses elements of realism and the fantastic. It has been interpreted as exploring themes of alienation , existential anxiety , guilt , and absurdity. The term Kafkaesque has entered the English language to describe situations like those found in his writing.
Posted on November 20, by Connell Guides 0 comments. Take, for example, a letter written to Brod in The passages Brod censored are re-inserted here in square brackets:. Happy little B. In this connection it occurs to me—but this is already forced—that towards evening he wanted to go home with me.