Conversations with Kafka

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Quartet Books, 1985 - Literary Criticism - 205 pages
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User Review  - Spotsalots - Goodreads

I skimmed the original 1953 edition rather quickly in the course of research but would really like to get the longer later version. It's full of observations about art, literature, life, Prague. Read full review

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User Review  - Max - Goodreads

Kafka was an incredible thinker and this a great memoir. Highly recommend. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
xi
Section 2
21
Section 3
47
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

Franz Kafka was born to middle-class Jewish parents in Prague, Czechoslovakia on July 3, 1883. He received a law degree at the University of Prague. After performing an obligatory year of unpaid service as law clerk for the civil and criminal courts, he obtained a position in the workman's compensation division of the Austrian government. Always neurotic, insecure, and filled with a sense of inadequacy, his writing is a search for personal fulfillment and understanding. He wrote very slowly and deliberately, publishing very little in his lifetime. At his death he asked a close friend to burn his remaining manuscripts, but the friend refused the request. Instead the friend arranged for publication Kafka's longer stories, which have since brought him worldwide fame and have influenced many contemporary writers. His works include The Metamorphosis, The Castle, The Trial, and Amerika. He died from starvation due tuberculosis to on June 3, 1924 at the age of 40.

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