Monthly Archives: November 2017

Letter to his Father

In 1919 Kafka wrote a long letter to his father, neatly titled ‘Letter to his Father’ (in translation, of course). There had been disagreement between father and son over  Franz’s engagement (dad disapproved), and the break up of the engagement … Continue reading

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Old Cat

In haiku an old cat is a often a signifier of the season of autumn. Another theme that I have seen elsewhere (though I can’t remember where!) is the the idea of the importance of temporality, and this haiku tries … Continue reading

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