I remember reading a collection of Kafka’s works, I believe a compilation of all of the writing that the had published before dying. The introduction, which I enjoyed when I read as an, oh, eighteen or nineteen year old, was written by Jorge Luis Borges. Who? A year or two after that I discovered and read Ficciones, and then much, much more of Borges. It would have been only in my late twenties that I returned to that same Kafka collection and read the introduction, only to finally make the connection and see Borges’ name. Amazing.
-5 December 2016
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