What have I common with Jews? I have hardly anything in common with myself . . . .
Franz Kafka, 8 January 1914, Diaries 1914-1923
Are you as lonely as that? I asked. . . .
. . . .I'm as lonely as . . . as Franz Kafka.
SOURCE: Robert, Marthe. Franz Kafka's Loneliness, translated by Ralph Manheim (London: Faber & Faber, 1982), pp. v, 81.
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Janouch, Gustav. Conversations with Kafka, translated by Goronwy Rees (London: Andre Deutsch, 1971), p. 70.
Claudio Magris on identity, origins, ghettoes, provincialism, Kafka
Danube (Table of contents & specific references) by Claudio Magris
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