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The Next Village

My grandfather used to say, “Life is astonishingly short. Now in my memory I find it so tight that I hardly understand, for example, how a young person can decide to ride to the next village without fear that - apart from unfortunate coincidences - the time of the ordinary, happy life is by far not enough for such a ride."

Literary icon whose "Kafkaesque" works, like "The Metamorphosis," probe alienation and existential absurdity.