Saturday, January 19, 2008

The biography tells us that Kafka once read aloud to some friends the beginning of his novel The Trial, which deals explicitly with the problem of divine justice. His listeners laughed through their tears, and Kafka too had to laugh so hard that his reading was interrupted.
Thomas Mann, Homage


i so didn't think it was funny. it really didn't even make me chuckle. it disturbed me, annoyed me, confronted me, abused me, it did many things to me but one thing it did not do at all is make me laugh.

is it not funny when you know that it really happens?

because... Kafka died before these things started happening. right?

do i have a poor sense of humor?

did you think it was hilarious? uproarious?


midwest transplant said...

Well, but you are assuming people laugh because something/it is/was funny.

kathryn l. pringle said...

go on... i'm listening...

they laughed through tears and kafka had to stop reading...

i can't imagine laughing at the reading of The Trial. but. i'm curious as to what ways and for what reasons one could... so. please. go on.

Anonymous said...

great ..thanks for sharing.....

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