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The Complete Short Stories (Vintage Classics)
The Complete Short Stories (Vintage Classics)
by Franz Kafka
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Franz Kafka and Sylvia Plath - 2 of the greatest writers of the 20th Century., 26 April 2012
Here are some great quotes from Kafka and his stories that might encourage you to read this one-of-a-kind writer: 'The longer one hesitates before the door, the more estranged one becomes.' - ('Home-Coming'), 'Someone must watch, it is said. Someone must be there.' - ('At Night'), 'As long as you don't stop climbing, the stairs won't end, under your climbing feet they will go on growing upwards.' - ('Advocates'), 'Was her actual piping notably louder and more alive than the memory of it will be? Was it even in her lifetime more than a simple memory?' - ('Josephine the Singer'), 'I am free and that is why I'm lost.' 'There is no journey, only a goal. What we call a journey is actually hesitation.' 'There is a point that, once you get there, you will never return. This is the point that must be reached.' 'Where is the judge I've never seen?' - ('The Trial'), 'Theoretically there is a perfect possibility of happiness: believing in the indestructible element in oneself and not striving towards it.' :D
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The Trick is to Keep Breathing
The Trick is to Keep Breathing
by Janice Galloway
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A solid character study, 14 Sep 2010
I bought this book on impulse for just 20p when I was at college and it's turned out to be one of the best books I've ever read. What we've got here is a solid psychological character study of a young woman cracking up. She guides us through her fractured mind and world in a really effective atmospheric way, through descriptions, encounters with others, thoughts, and - at times - even humour. If you like 'The Bell Jar' by Sylvia Plath, (another great book), then you'll probably like this as well.
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