Kafka: The Decisive Years
This is the first of a three-volume, definitive biography of Franz Kafka. Eighty years after his death in 1924, Kafka remains one of the most intriguing figures in the history of world literature. Now, after more than a decade of research, working with over four thousand pages of journal entries, letters, and literary fragments, Reiner Stach re-creates the atmosphere in which Kafka lived and worked from 1910 to 1915. These are the years of Kafka's fascination with early forms of Zionism despite his longing to be assimilated into the minority German culture in Prague; of his off-again, on-again engagement to Felice Bauer; of the outbreak of World War I; and above all of the composition of his seminal works-The Metamorphosis, Amerika, The Judgment, and The Trial.
Kafka:The Decisive Years-at once an extraordinary portrait of the writer and an original contribution to the art of literary biography.
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Surprisingly, there has never been a definitive biography of Franz Kafka, the Prague-born German-language novelist and enigmatic figure of early 20th-century literature. Stach, a German writer and ... Read full review
The Black Star
At Home with the Kafkas
Bachelors Young and Old
Actors Zionists Wild People
Leipzig and Weimar
Last Stop Jungborn
A Young Lady from Berlin
Literature Nothing but Literature
Three Congresses in Vienna
Trieste Venice Verona Riva
The Messenger Arrives
An AilTime Low
Kafka and Musil
Matrimonial Plans and Asceticism
The Judgment and The Stoker
A Near Defenestration
The Girl the Lady and the Woman
Love and a Longing for Letters
Exultant Weeks Little Intrigues
The Bauer Family
The Man Who Disappeared
The Fear of Going Mad
The Massacre Next Door
Perfection and Disintegration
Invention and Exaggeration
Sexual Trepidation and Surrender
High Tech and the Ghosts