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From late 1917 until June 1919, Franz Kafka ceased to keep a diary, for which he had used quarto-size notebooks, instead writing in a series of smaller, octavo-size notebooks. When Kafka's literary executor, Max Brod, published the diaries in 1948, he omitted these notebooks--which include short stories, fragments of stories and other literary writings--because, he wrote, notations of a diary nature, dates, are found in them only as a rare exception. The Blue Octavo Notebooks have thus remained little known and yet are among the most characteristic and brilliantly gnomic of Kafka's work. In addition to otherwise unpublished material, the notebooks contain some of Kafka's most famous aphorisms within their original context. This edition of the English translation has been corrected with reference to the German text for certain omissions and discrepancies of sequence. Followers of Kafka will require this book and will find it most rewarding. --Library Journal.

Synopsis:

Kafka's notebooks from 1917-19 contain short stories, fragments of stories, and other literary writings, but were omitted by editor Max Brod from the publication of Kafka's Diaries because "dates are found in them only as a rare exception." The Blue Octavo Notebooks contain some of Kafka's most famous aphorisms in their original context.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781878972040
Editor:
Brod, Max
Translator:
Wilkins, Eithne
Translator:
Wilkins, Eithne
Author:
Kafka, Franz
Author:
Brod, Max
Publisher:
Exact Change
Location:
Cambridge, MA :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Foreign
Subject:
Authors, Austrian
Subject:
Classics and others books in foreign language
Subject:
Authors, Austrian -- 20th century -- Diaries.
Subject:
Kafka, Franz
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 101-107.
Series Volume:
no. AM-18
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
7.96x5.98x.43 in. .40 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Kafka's notebooks from 1917-19 contain short stories, fragments of stories, and other literary writings, but were omitted by editor Max Brod from the publication of Kafka's Diaries because "dates are found in them only as a rare exception." The Blue Octavo Notebooks contain some of Kafka's most famous aphorisms in their original context.
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