The Traffic of Writing: Technologies of Intercourse in the Letters to Milena
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But we being what we are, marrying is barred to me because it is your very own domain. Sometimes I imagine the map of the world spread out and you stretched diagonally across it. And I feel as if I could consider living in only those regions that either are not covered by you or are not within your reach. And in keeping with the conception I have of your magnitude, these are not many and not very comforting regions—and marriage is not among them. (BV 115)
KeywordsRail System Letter Writing Secret Code Train Traffic Relative Travel Time
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- 29.Jürgen Born and Michael Müller, “Kafkas Briefe an Milena: Ihre Datierung,” Jahrbuch der deutschen Schillergesellschaft 25 (1981): 514.Google Scholar