What It Really Means to Be ‘Kafkaesque’ – Joe Fassler – The Atlantic.
Kafka’s “A Message from the Emperior” informs writer Ben Marcus’s musing on the meaning of kafkaesque. Most lawyers are also professional writers and understand Kafka’s yearning for true communication in a world filled with obstacles to it. We have an instinctive understanding of the image of the labyrinth that the messenger has to overcome in the highly structured world of law practice. And the best of us may continue to dream in the evening that the message arrives