Foci of a Dialectic

The "modern big-city dweller" experiences phantasmagoria, a phantasmagoria Kafka creates by writing tradition ("mystical experience") into the modern experience. Kafka turns a weightless, ephemeral, arbitrary city experience into one that is heavy, deep, and teleological.

But the weight, depth, and telos are false, or rather: they are directed by nothing, not by God.

[an ellipse with foci that are far apart and are determined]

[Eternal Recurrence and Phantasmagoria]






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