“I can find nowhere within myself any repentance, much as I may seek it. For repentance would be good for me, it cries itself out all by itself.. .. I am at the same time not at all black in the face with despair, but rather white and red.” – I would not be so, if my education had penetrated into me as deeply as it wanted to. Perhaps my youth was too short for that, in which case, now in my forties,3 I still rejoice over its shortness with all my heart. That alone made it possible for me to have enough strength left to become conscious of the deprivations of my youth;
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(Schocken Classics Series) Franz Kafka-Diaries http://ift.tt/1OIXyFM

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