Happily, I can claim no weird desires. I am sure there is nothing weird about having a fixation on Kafka (really - who doesn't?). And eating old cheddar cheese and dulse (seaweed) together makes as perfect sense as it does a perfect taste combination. And to want to own a restaurant near the harbour so there would always be a reserved table overlooking the water - well, that is almost de rigueur. [DE]
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The Literary Figures With the Weirdest Obsessions
By Emily Temple
Friedrich von Schiller
Friedrich von Schiller kept fruit flies. Rather, he put rotten apples under his desk to inspire him with memories of the orchards of his youth. When he faltered for the right word, he took a quick sniff, and it materialized. His younger friend Goethe was bemused by this practice. That said, Goethe’s subsequent practice of keeping a skull he believed to be Schiller’s on his desk is even more questionable. The location of Schiller’s real skull remains unknown.