From Kafka's diary:
September 26. The artist Kubin recommends Regulin as a laxative, a powdered seaweed that swells up in the bowels, shakes them up, is thus effective mechanically in contrast to the unhealthy chemical effect of other laxatives which just tear through the excrement and leave it hanging on the walls of the bowels.
Kubin himself: very strong but somewhat monotonous facial expression, he describes the most varied things with the same movement of muscles. Looks different in age, size and strength according to whether he is sitting, standing, wearing just a suit, or an overcoat.
In his autobiography, Kubin wrote: "I should also have liked very much to provide illustrations for one of Franz Kafka's novels, which touch me so intimately."
|Alfred Kubin, The Moment of Birth, 1903|