“What is the meaning of life? That was all- a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark; here was one.”
― from TO THE LIGHTHOUSE By Virginia Woolf, 1927
我有的只是她寫的一篇短篇，跟南非的政治一點都沒關係的Letter from His Father. 讀它，要先對卡夫卡Franz Kafka的生平和作品有些基本知識。 Franz 生前寫封40~60頁的長信給父親，不過Hermann從來沒讀過。 "Letter to His Father (German: Brief an den Vater) is the name usually given to the letter Franz Kafka wrote to his father Hermann in November 1919, indicting him for his emotionally abusive and hypocritical behavior towards him....Wikipedia"
這是篇虛構卡夫卡的父親Hermann Kafka從他們家族之墓寫的回信：Letter from His Father。世界的評論對此篇看法兩極，或許倫敦某人說是篇傑作；紐約某人說它是" an unmitigated disaster"。或許它牽涉到太多敏感主題....
Nadine Gordimer, the South African writer and Nobel laureate for literature whose intense, intimate prose helped expose apartheid to a global readership and who continued to illuminate the brutality and beauty of her country long after the demise of the racist government, died July 13 at her home in…