That Merciful Surplus of Strength

  • Lars Iyer


Poor Kafka has to work; he cannot find enough time for writing. He lacks time, he is never solitary enough, there is always too much noise, he is always too weary. Then, becoming ill, he realises that there will never be enough time, that time is not time enough and writing requires something else from him. But what is this demand? Blanchot compares his predicament to Kierkegaard’s.2


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  • Lars Iyer
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  1. 1.Philosophical StudiesUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneUK

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