Carta al padre

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EDAF, 1981 - Literary Collections - 96 pages
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He aqui el inicio de una carta que constituye la piedra de toque y la clave de la concepcion del mundo mas angustiosa y atrayente del presente siglo. Querido padre: Hace poco me preguntaste por que digo que te tengo miedo. Como es habitual, no supe que contestarte; en parte, porque en la justificacion de dicho miedo intervienen demasiados pormenores para poder exponerlos con una aceptable consistencia. Y si, valiendome de esta carta, procuro responder a tu pregunta por escrito, lo hare a no dudarlo en forma muy incompleta, ya que, aun escribiendo, el miedo y sus efectos me atenazan cuando pienso en ti, y porque las dimensiones del tema exceden con mucho los limites de mi memoria y de mi entendimiento.

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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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