Benjamin on Kafka

I think that after all the efforts to make a performance communicable, it still carries with it chaotic irrational forces that are of the unknown and thus, enigmatic and misterious.

Here a small beautiful quote praising that enigmatic angle of each art work:

“At times he seems to come close to saying with Dostoyevsky’s Grand Inquisitor: So we have before us a mystery which we cannot comprehend. And precisely because it is a mystery we have had the right to preach it, to teach the people that what matters is neither freedom nor love, but the riddle, the secret, the mystery to which they have to vow – without reflection and even against their conscience”.

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