“No wonder they cannot appreciate the..Kafka joke: that the horrific struggle to establish a human self results in a self whose humanity is inseparable from that horrific struggle. That our..impossible journey toward home is in fact our home.” – David Foster Wallace

“they don’t ‘get’ Kafka. You can ask them to imagine his art as a kind of door. ..We don’t know what it is but we can feel it, this total desperation to enter. ..That, finally, the door opens… and it opens outward: we’ve been inside what we wanted all along.” – D-F Wallace