The Obverse Of The Coin Despair: Kafka

Statue de Kafka par Jaroslav Rona, Prague, Republique techeque

Anyone who cannot cope with life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate…but with his other hand he can jot down what he sees among the ruins, for he sees different and more things thatn the others; after all, he is dead in his own lifetime and the real survivor.

Franz Kafka 1883-1924

Diaries, 19 October 1921
The illustration, via Wikimedia, is Monument to Franz Kafka by the sculptor Jaroslav Róna (2003), next to the Spanish synagoge, in Prague, Czech Republic. Bronze, height 375cm.
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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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