Writer's Routines: Drinkers, Night Owls, Zadie Smith on Kafka
In the spirit of Zadie Smith obsession, here's an excerpt of her on Kafka from the New York Review, courtesy of Daily Routines, a perfectly conceived blog that compiles various artistic routines and then slots them into categories such as "drinkers," "drug users," and "early risers."
- The truth was that he wasted time! The writer's equivalent of the dater's revelation: He's just not that into you. "Having the Institute and the conditions at his parents' apartment to blame for the long fallow periods when he couldn't write gave Kafka cover: it enabled him to preserve some of his self-esteem."