“Think as I think,” said a man, “or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.” And after I thought of it, I said, “I will, then, be a toad.” ― Stephen Crane
Officer?Actuary, agent, VP, I can understand, but what's an insurance officer?
"Few of Kafka's works were published during his lifetime: the story collections Betrachtung (Contemplation) and Ein Landarzt (A Country Doctor), and individual stories (such as "Die Verwandlung") were published in literary magazines but received little public attention. Kafka's unfinished works, including his novels Der Process, Das Schloss and Amerika (also known as Der Verschollene, The Man Who Disappeared), were ordered by Kafka to be destroyed by his friend Max Brod, who nonetheless ignored his friend's direction and published them after Kafka's death."
He died at 40. PIty. I saw the photo on Wikipedia and thought, now there's a snappy dresser. And the date said 1885 or something, and I'm amazed even more, but that was when he was born. He died 1924, I think that's what it said. And that made him seem a lot closer somehow.
A lot of them died young, many from syphilis or absinthe.Yeah, they were stupid back then, too.
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