Zur Frage der Gesetze: und andere Schriften aus dem Nachlass : in der Fassung der Handschrift

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Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 1994 - German language materials - 205 pages

Der bekannteste Text dieses dritten Bandes der Schriften aus dem Nachlaß der Jahre 1919 bis 1922 ist der ”Brief an den Vater“, den Kafka im November 1919 in Schelesen schrieb. ”Unsere Gesetze sind leider nicht allgemein bekannt, sie sind Geheimnis der kleinen Adelsgruppe, welche uns beherrscht.“ ”Von kaum einem erreicht ist Kafkas Virtuosität in der Handhabung der Sprache. Er ist ein Magier des Wortes. Die außerordentliche Wirkung besteht in der Einfachheit. Stahlhart sind seine Sätze, es gibt in ihnen keine exaltierten Wortkaskaden und keine lyrischen Überladenheiten. Und doch deuten diese Sätze in alle Tiefen der Seele...“ Manfred Sturmann

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Wer einmal scheintot gewesen ist 115
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Es war der erste Spatenstich 119
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Sie standen plötzlich da II 10
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About the author (1994)

Franz Kafka -- July 3, 1883 - June 3, 1924 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. Kafka was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in August 1917. As his disease progressed, his throat became affected by the TB and he could not eat regularly because it was painful. He died from starvation in a sanatorium in Kierling, near Vienna, after admitting himself for treatment there on April 10, 1924. He died on June 3 at the age of 40.

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