Tag Archives: Kafka

Revelation Angel Fabrication (Kafka)

Did this ever happen to you? Sitting in a small room, narrow street outside, constant moving about inside, attending and attending to every intense detail, resting, a haphazard glance, combining sensation and perception  as things start to quicken and to … Continue reading

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Kafka Judaism (Diaries)

In the Complete Stories, all those strange animals are Jews, the radiance is mystical, the traditions are Jewish.  But how can I convince you? Bound to each other and to decrepit traditions that continue to bind and to animate, they … Continue reading

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(Radiance) (Possibility) (Religion) Kafka Complete Stories

I was sort of expecting to find it, and there it was: religion in Kafka. What I did not expect to find was modal possibility, meaning that “the religious” in Kafka’s stories is bound up with possibility. Bear in mind … Continue reading

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Tradition (Obsolete Technology) (Kafka Complete Stories) (Judaism)

In a story by Kafka, tradition takes shape as a machinic thing, an obsolete technology against or out of sorts with the modern grain that continues to function, sort of. Tradition is like the piecemeal construction that is “The Great … Continue reading

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Get Out! (Constricted Space) (Kafka Complete Stories)

There’s no reason to “like” Franz Kafka. He didn’t like himself either. It took me forever to get through The Compete Stories by Franz Kafka, and I’m now of the opinion that Kafka was right. Max Brod should have burnt … Continue reading

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Kafka Days of Awe (Yom Kippur)

According to Mishnah Yoma, the High Priest at the Temple would read, among other things, the Book of Job on the evening before Yom Kippur. It’s an odd choice, if only at first glance. In years previous I’ve read more … Continue reading

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