[ilds] Kafka and Durrell

slighcl slighcl at wfu.edu
Mon Jul 23 10:24:17 PDT 2007


On 7/23/2007 1:04 PM, Bruce Redwine wrote:

>          writes in mysterious parables about an incomprehensible social and cosmic order.  [. . . .] Kafka sees a smokescreen, which language cannot penetrate.

I am away from my Kafka books, Bruce, but this parable on parables comes 
to mind:

>         Concerning this a man once said: Why such reluctance? If you
>         only followed the parables you yourselves would become
>         parables and with that rid of all your daily cares.
>         --Another said: I bet that is also a parable.
>         --The first said: You have won.
>         --The second said: But unfortunately only in parable.
>         --The first said: No, in reality: in parable you have lost.
>         --"On Parables"

http://www.themodernword.com/kafka/kafka_quotes.html

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Charles L. Sligh
Department of English
Wake Forest University
slighcl at wfu.edu
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