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Franz Kafka Google doodle: 130 years later, would Kafka still be mad at Dad?

How not to raise a child: Franz Kafka's letter to his father. 

- Andrew AverillCorrespondant

The first page of Kafka's letter to his father. (Wikimedia Commons)

6. Emotional abuse may stay with a child into adulthood

"It is also true that you hardly ever really gave me a beating. But the shouting, the way your face got red, the hasty undoing of the suspenders and laying them ready over the back of the chair, all that was almost worse for me. It is as if someone is going to be hanged. If he really is hanged, then he is dead and it is all over. But if he has to go through all the preliminaries to being hanged and he learns of his reprieve only when the noose is dangling before his face, he may suffer from it all his life."


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