On living without a desk job

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“[Franz Kafka] was incessantly questioning whether he was entitled to stay alive. Other people’s existences he never challenged in the same way, but in October [1914], when he took a week off to work on [The Trial] and found on Wednesday evening that he had made little headway, he was already asking himself whether the evidence proved he was unworthy of living without a desk job.”

K: A Biography of Kafka, by Ronald Hayman