Gestwicki, Ronald

Life-Study of Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Using the Intensive Journal Method of Ira Progoff
1992 0-7734-9576-2
Most studies of lives rely on objective methods of analysis. The Intensive Journal method relies instead on the subjective capacities of the investigator, and is particularly sensitive to how depth or unconscious processes are at work in the life, not from the perspective of pathology, but from the perspective of growth. Each "chapter" works through a period of time in Kafka's life as if he were keeping the journal. This is not an imaginative exercise but a careful following of the Intensive Journal method for working non-analytically in a life. You have the sense of being taken through Kafka's life as if you were he.