the deficiency of Kafka's parables explicity as their failure to transmit truth

This time Benjamin sees the deficiency of Kafka's parables explicity as their failure to transmit truth and argues that in order to "do justice to the figure of Kafka," it is essential to confront the significance of this failure without apologies.

[Ziarek 179]






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