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Wedding Preparations in the Country

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Kafka, F. (1999). Wedding Preparations in the Country. In Kafka, F. The Complete Short Stories. Vintage Classics, pp. 55-81

56

[...] '[...] One works so feverishly at the office that afterwards one is too tired even to enjoy one's holidays properly. But even all that work does not give one a claim to be treated lovingly by everyone; on the contrary, one is alone, a total stranger and only an object of curiosity. And as long as you say "one" instead of "I", there's nothing in it and one can easily tell the story; but as soon as you admit to yourself that it is yourself, you feel as though transfixed and are horrified.'

god this story kills me

—p.56 by Franz Kafka 4 years, 5 months ago

[...] '[...] One works so feverishly at the office that afterwards one is too tired even to enjoy one's holidays properly. But even all that work does not give one a claim to be treated lovingly by everyone; on the contrary, one is alone, a total stranger and only an object of curiosity. And as long as you say "one" instead of "I", there's nothing in it and one can easily tell the story; but as soon as you admit to yourself that it is yourself, you feel as though transfixed and are horrified.'

god this story kills me

—p.56 by Franz Kafka 4 years, 5 months ago

(noun) a vehicle used to haul goods / (noun) a strong cart or wagon without sides / (verb) to haul on a dray; cart / (noun) a horse adapted for drawing heavy loads

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A dray also went by; on the driver's seat, which was stuffed with straw, sat a man

—p.57 by Franz Kafka
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4 years, 5 months ago

A dray also went by; on the driver's seat, which was stuffed with straw, sat a man

—p.57 by Franz Kafka
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4 years, 5 months ago

(noun) a small goatlike bovid (Rupicapra rupicapra) of mountainous regions from southern Europe to the Caucasus / (noun) a soft pliant leather prepared from the skin of the chamois or from sheepskin

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daring as chamois in the mountains

—p.58 by Franz Kafka
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daring as chamois in the mountains

—p.58 by Franz Kafka
strange
4 years, 5 months ago

(adjective) deficient in color; wan / (adjective) lacking sparkle or liveliness; dull

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the sky closed over him in pallid darkness

—p.65 by Franz Kafka
notable
4 years, 5 months ago

the sky closed over him in pallid darkness

—p.65 by Franz Kafka
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4 years, 5 months ago
68

[...] while villages come toward us and flash past, while at the same time they turn away into the depths of the country, where for us they must disappear. And yet these villages are inhabited, and there perhaps travelers go from shop to shop.

(the main character, Raban, is a traveling salesman)

—p.68 by Franz Kafka 4 years, 5 months ago

[...] while villages come toward us and flash past, while at the same time they turn away into the depths of the country, where for us they must disappear. And yet these villages are inhabited, and there perhaps travelers go from shop to shop.

(the main character, Raban, is a traveling salesman)

—p.68 by Franz Kafka 4 years, 5 months ago