Homecoming (Kafka short story)
"Homecoming" (German: "Heimkehr") is a short story by Franz Kafka. A young man returns home and finds that his father does not express any feelings towards him. He recognizes the familiar terrain, such as his family's farm, but feels like a stranger. He stands at the door waiting, and feels a dread as it becomes apparent that he will always be on the outskirts both of his family and of his community.
- Richard T. Gray A Franz Kafka Encyclopedia 0313303754 2005 Page 119 - "Heimkehr" ("Homecoming"). Short parabolic story, most likely written, according to the editors of the Kritische Ausgabe (Critical Edition) toward the end of Kafka's life, between November 1923 and January 1924.
- de Visscher, Jacques (2001). "'The Longer One Hesitates Before the Door, the Stranger One Becomes'". Journal of Phenomenological Psychology. 32 (2): 118–130. doi:10.1163/156916201760043199.