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An Old Review of Kafka’s Love Letters


“Freely pouring his emotions into the letters, Kafka is, by turns, passionate [‘I belong to you; there is really no other way of expressing it, and that is not strong enough’], self-deprecating [‘my energies have always been pitifully weak’], possessive [‘I am jealous of all the people in your letter, those named and those unnamed, men and girls, business people and writers’] and downright bossy [‘Please answer all these questions in great detail’].” –Kafka’s Kafkaesque Love Letters, by Michiko Kakutani, published Saturday, April 2, 1988