The Nightmare of Reason: A Life of Franz Kafka

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Macmillan, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 496 pages
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A comprehensive and interpretative biography of Franz Kafka that is both a monumental work of scholarship and a vivid, lively evocation of Kafka's world.


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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

This biography provides good insight into Kafka's life and world. I don't know that it is essential to an understanding and enjoyment (?) of Kafka's work, but it is quite interesting, nevertheless. Read full review

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FOR THE LOVE OF GENIUS AND FRANZ KAFKA Few twentieth century authors have had as widespread an impact on modern literature as Franz Kafka. Even fewer biographers have managed to serve their subject so ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Ernst Pawel was born in Berlin and lived in Yugoslavia before coming to the United States. He was the author of three novels and the award-winning The Nightmare of Reason: A Life of Franz Kafka .

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