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I have come to realize that, for the intellectuals of the world, the works of Edgar Allan Poe are like a collection of worn out American horse feathers compared to the depth which can be imagined by those who read the works of Kafka.

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God said that Adam would have to die on the day he ate of the Tree of Knowledge. Oct 06, Farhana rated it liked it Shelves: If ever the deception is annihilated, you must not look in that direction or you will turn into a pillar of salt.

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I didn’t really want to post a review, but I feel that I should explain the low rating. We were expelled from Paradise, but Paradise was not destroyed. Both were right in similar ways. Quotes from Parables and Para From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Most of them didn’t reach me. In a sense our expulsion from Paradise was a stroke of luck, for had we not been expelled, Paradise would have had to be destroyed.

And yet all the possibilities are his, and he feels it, more, he actually refuses to account for the deadlock by an error in the original fettering. I knew he wouldn’t let me give it back if I told parbales I hadn’t read it. Not sure what the point was, or if it was even “about” anything. Sep 20, George rated it it was amazing.

Consequently the expulsion from Paradise is final, and life in this world irrevocable, but the eternal nature of the occurrence or, temporally expressed, the eternal recapitulation of the occurrence makes it nevertheless possible that not only could we live continuously in Paradise, but that we are continuously there in actual fact, no matter whether we know it here or not.


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That is moreover the meaning of the threat of death attached to the Tree of Knowledge; perhaps too it was the original meaning of natural death. But instead how vainly does he wear out his strength; still he is only making his way through the chambers of the innermost palace; never will he get to the end of them; and if he succeeded in that nothing would be gained; he must fight his way next down the stair; and if he succeeded in that nothing would be gained; the courts would still have to be crossed; and after the courts the second outer palace; and once more stairs and courts; and once more another palace; and so on for thousands of years; and if at last he should burst through the outermost gate–but never, never can that happen–the imperial capital would lie before him, the center of the world, crammed to bursting with its own refuse.

It was because of impatience that they were expelled from Paradise; it is because of indolence that they do not return. Parables and Paradoxes by Franz Kafka.

Read version on the internet. The most important book I’ve read. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. We are digging the pit of Babel. One of my favorite lines from the first parable, “On Parables,” reads: Half philosophy, half short story collection, and half futurism. The doorkeeper accepts everything, but always with the remark: The good part is paradlxes it was very fast to “read” or skim. I’ve had this book for many years and enjoy returning to it from time to time.

Paperbackpages. It can do this because it is the true language of prayer, at once adoration and the firmest of unions.

Open Preview See a Problem? This offered a range of career possibilities, which pleased his father, and required a longer course of study that annd Kafka time to take classes in German studies and art history. According to God, the instantaneous result of eating of the Tree of Knowledge would be death; according to the serpent at least it can be understood soit would be equality with God. They only prove that he himself was puzzled by what he had succeeded in creating during a few nocturnal hours of creative trance.


His unique body of writing—much of which is incomplete and which was mainly published posthumously—is considered to be among the most influential in Western literature.

Parables and Paradoxes

During his lifetime, he published only a few short stories and never finished any of his novels, unless “The Metamorphosis” is considered a short novel.

These short-short stories really show how much of a genius Kafka was. He is a free and secure citizen of the world, for he is fettered to a chain which is long enough to give him the freedom of all earthly space, and yet only so long that nothing can drag him past the frontiers of the world. If you are interested in reading more Kafka’s parables and paradoxes, you can visit Reverend Patty Morin’s site: Foi a que mais gostei.

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In my own religious history, it was surprising how well I could identify with the Edgar Allan Poe-ness of my nature, whenever ultimate problems needed to be faced. There he sits for days and years. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This book, which features outtakes of various other Kafka books, might as well be called Parables and Prose Poems. I love these tiny tales.

Men did not die, but became mortal; they did not become like God, but received the indispensable capacity to become so. I am now going to shut it. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The whole world is full of them, indeed the whole visible world is perhaps nothing more than than the rationalization of a man who wants to find peace for a moment. Amusement is likely to be the aim of most people who read this kafja, but those who can appreciate a deeper side, in those moments when our relationship with reality is in bad shape, might also paradoxex this book as a higher intellectual calling.

My favorite parables were those based on Greek antiquity: