Lana explores little eccentricities and pathologies of the human mind and heart and are driven by the desire to gain a better understanding of protagonists' intrapsychic worlds
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Lana Durjava, is the founder of Cabinet of Quirks, a personal blog about literature, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and visual arts. Her academic background is in philosophy and forensic psychology, and she holds a particular interest in existentialism, surrealism, and absurdist fiction. For more information, see https://cabinetofquirks.com.
Franz Kafka: A Delicate Memory of Father and Géza Csáth: Parting Note to a Dead Lover are short stories situated at the intersection of fact and fiction. They aim to explore little eccentricities and pathologies of the human mind and heart and are driven by the desire to gain a better understanding of protagonists' intrapsychic worlds.
The first story presents the final chapter of Franz Kafka's long and tormented farewell to his father. Having permanently cut the umbilical cord, Kafka is spending a sleepless night reflecting on the peculiarity of his father's personality and psychodynamics of his formative years.
The second story is Géza Csáth's ambivalent love letter to his inanimate wife, written during his brief stay in a forensic psychiatric hospital where he was held after her murder. Shortly after the letter was written, Csáth escaped from the facility and committed suicide
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