Sunday, November 13, 2011
Franz Santa or Mickey Kafka?
"…the deeper alchemy by which Kafka's comedy is always also tragedy, and this tragedy always also an immense and reverent joy… the really central Kafka joke -- that the horrific struggle to establish a human self results in a self whose humanity is inseparable from that horrific struggle. That our endless and impossible journey toward home is in fact our home."
-from David Foster Wallace's brilliant speech on Kafka’s humour