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It is likely that these journals will be regarded as one of [Kafka's] major literary works; his life and personality were perfectly suited to the diary form, and in these pages he reveals what he customarily hid from the world." — New Yorker

"What seems to hold [the diaries] together is a kind of ruthless honesty and self-awareness." — New York Times

Though Franz Kafka is one of the greatest and most widely read and discussed authors of the twentieth century, and continues to be a tremendous influence on artists of our time, he remains an elusive figure, his life and work open to endless interpretation.

These diaries reveal the essential Kafka behind the enigmatic artist. Covering the period from 1910 to 1923, the year before Kafka's death at the age of forty, they provide a penetrating look into Kafka's world — notes on life in Prague, accounts of his dreams, his feelings for the father he worshipped and for the woman he could not bring himself to marry, his sense of guilt and of being an outcast, and his struggles and triumphs in expressing himself as a writer.

Now, for the first time in this country, the complete diaries of Franz Kafka are available in one volume. They are not only indispensable to an understanding of Kafka the man and the artist, but are a compulsively readable, haunting account of a life of almost unbearable intensity.

Synopsis:

These diaries cover the years 1910 to 1923, the year before Kafka’s death at the age of forty. They provide a penetrating look into life in Prague and into Kafka’s accounts of his dreams, his feelings for the father he worshipped and the woman he could not bring himself to marry, his sense of guilt, and his feelings of being an outcast. They offer an account of a life of almost unbearable intensity.

About the Author

Franz Kafka was born in 1883 in Prague, where he lived most of his life. During his lifetime, he published only a few short stories, including “The Metamorphosis,” “The Judgment,” and “The Stoker.” He died in 1924, before completing any of his full-length novels. At the end of his life, Kafka asked his lifelong friend and literary executor Max Brod to burn all his unpublished work. Brod overrode those wishes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805209068
Editor:
Brod, Max
Translator:
Kresh, Joseph
Editor:
Brod, Max
Author:
Kafka, Franz
Author:
Kafka
Author:
Franz
Author:
Kresh, Joseph
Publisher:
Schocken Books Inc
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
European - German
Subject:
Kafka, franz, 1883-1924
Subject:
Authors, Austrian
Subject:
Authors, Austrian -- 20th century -- Diaries.
Subject:
Kafka, Franz - Diaries
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
diary;literature;biography;autobiography;kafka;non-fiction;franz kafka;20th century;german literature;memoir;journal;fiction;modernism;writing;german;czech
Subject:
diary;literature;autobiography;biography;non-fiction;kafka;franz kafka;20th century;german literature;journal;memoir;fiction;modernism;czech literature;german;czech;writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Schocken Classics Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19881031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x .9 in .8313 lb

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