“Parents can be great educators, but only with other people’s children.”
— Franz Kafka
The remarkable paradoxes of the human soul and the fragile labyrinths of the child’s psyche exposed in the letters in which Franz Kafka analyses the behaviour of the “animal-family”. Questioning the family yoke, he pulls himself out of the maze of his engagement and demolishes, not without emotion, the paternal figure. The most surprising prose writer of the twentieth century turns out to be a subtle and extremely lucid pedagogue.