Fellowship (short story)

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"Fellowship" is a short story by Franz Kafka.[1] Like many of Kafka's works, this story is about the unavoidable paradox of needing human contact, like sex.[2] The story is about a group of five people. They appear to enjoy being a group, but only of five. When one other hopes to join, he is refused admittance. Yet he perseveres. Through some time the others come to respect his genuine interest in the group, but still reject him. To some extent the rejection of the man validates his desire for solitude. This may be what Kafka meant when he referred to the story as autobiographical in nature.[3]


  1. ^ The Complete Stories and Parables. Franz Kafka - 1983
  2. ^ The terror of art: Kafka and modern literature. Michael Greenberg - 1969 - Basic Books
  3. ^ Letters to Felice. Franz Kafka, F Bauer, E Heller, J Born - 1988 - Schocken