Reading Notes

Reading Notes #2

From The Zurao Aphorisms by Franz Kafka (with introduction and afterword by Roberto Calasso). This edition published by Schocken Books.

Aphorism 11/12:

The variety of views one may have, say, of an apple: the view of a small boy who has to crane his neck for a glimpse of the apple on the table, and the view of the master of the house who picks up the apple and hands it to a guest.

Aphorism 16:

A cage went in search of a bird.

Aphorism 28:

Once we have taken Evil into ourselves, it no longer insists we believe in it.

Aphorism 48:

Belief in progress doesn’t mean belief in progress that has already occurred. That would not require belief.




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