Alan Bennett Quote

Kafka could never have written as he did had he lived in a house. His writing is that of someone whose whole life was spent in apartments, with lifts, stairwells, muffled voices behind closed doors, and sounds through walls. Put him in a nice detached villa and he'd never have written a word.


Diary entry for June 27, 1988, p. 177. - Writing Home (1994)

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