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Kafka’s writing on the borderlands of dream and thought

Over at Open Culture, there is a fascinating post on a recent medical study linking the enigmatic narratives of Franz Kafka to his somnia. A doctor has claimed in The Lancet that Kafka’s texts show markers of a kind of lucid dreaming induced by lack of sleep.

How Insomnia Shaped Franz Kafka’s Creative Process and the Writing of The Metamorphosis: A New Study Published in The Lancet

By Jeff Rich

Jeff Rich writes poetry and many forms of prose - this blog, history, essays, fiction, briefings, even kind questioning tweets. His podcast - The Burning Archive - talks about all things history and culture from the unusual perspective of a very minor government official. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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