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The Great Wall of China

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Kafka, F. (1999). The Great Wall of China. In Kafka, F. The Complete Short Stories. Vintage Classics, pp. 253-266

(noun) historically, a high government bureaucrat of the Chinese Empire OR a pedantic or elitist bureaucrat OR senior person of influence in academia or literary circles / (adj) deliberately superior or complex; esoteric, highbrow, obscurantist

260

a gathering of mandarins summoned hastily to discuss somebody's fine dream in a conference

—p.260 by Franz Kafka
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2 years, 7 months ago

a gathering of mandarins summoned hastily to discuss somebody's fine dream in a conference

—p.260 by Franz Kafka
notable
2 years, 7 months ago
261

[...] The farther one descends among the lower schools the more, naturally enough, does one find teachers' and pupils' doubts of their own knowledge vanishing, and superficial culture mounting sky-high around a few precepts that have been drilled into people's minds for centuries, precepts which, though they have lost nothing of their eternal truth, remain eternally invisible in this fog of confusion.

—p.261 by Franz Kafka 2 years, 7 months ago

[...] The farther one descends among the lower schools the more, naturally enough, does one find teachers' and pupils' doubts of their own knowledge vanishing, and superficial culture mounting sky-high around a few precepts that have been drilled into people's minds for centuries, precepts which, though they have lost nothing of their eternal truth, remain eternally invisible in this fog of confusion.

—p.261 by Franz Kafka 2 years, 7 months ago