Cartas a Milena

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Alianza Editorial, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 266 pages
Cartas a Milena reúne la correspondencia que entre 1920 y 1922 Franz Kafka (1883-1924) dirigió a Milena Jesenská, mujer residente en la Viena mítica que encarnaba todas las contradicciones del moribundo imperio de los Habsburgos y que acometió la traducción de sus primeros escritos al checo. Procedente de una familia praguense de elevada posición social y casada con un intelectual de vida bohemia, la correspondencia de Kafka con esta mujer de vivo temperamento y amplia cultura no sólo muestra la transición de una amistad basada fundamentalmente en razones literarias a una relación sentimental de particular intensidad, sino que revela de forma excepcional la sensibilidad e intimidad emocional del autor de «La metamorfosis».

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About the author (2001)

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.