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Kafka, the early years

Reiner Stach

Kafka, the early years

by Reiner Stach

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Austrian Authors,
  • Childhood and youth,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-548) and index.

    StatementReiner Stach ; translated by Shelley Frisch
    ContributionsFrisch, Shelley Laura, translator
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPT2621.A26 Z88413 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 564 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages564
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27219411M
    ISBN 100691151989
    ISBN 109780691151984
    LC Control Number2016021490
    OCLC/WorldCa962423512, 948560961

    Kafka: The Early Years, along with its two siblings--all three volumes impeccably translated from the German by Shelley Frisch--often feels like biography plotted as a novel. Stach's relish for detail is marshaled to the sensibility--if not the omniscience or imaginative license--of the novelist/5(26).   Then came Dora Diamant, 19 years old when Kafka met her at the seaside resort of Müritz in Within a few weeks the two were planning a future, contemplating a fresh start in .

    Early life and education. Stach was born in Rochlitz, studied philosophy, literature, and mathematics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main Stach graduated in with a PhD. His dissertation was titled Kafkas erotischer ästhetische Konstruktion des Weiblichen (Kafka's erotic myth. An aesthetic construction of femininity).Born: , Rochlitz, East Germany. This is the first of a three-volume, definitive biography of Franz Kafka. Eighty years after his death in , 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.

      Like its two prior companions, Kafka: The Early Years is sure to gain a sizable following in North America as it has already done in Europe. This English-language edition comes to us . Early Years. Writer Franz Kafka was the eldest son of an upper middle-class Jewish family who was born on July 3, , in Prague, the capital of Bohemia, a kingdom that was a part of the Austro Born:


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Kafka: The Early Years Hardcover – November 8, by Reiner Stach (Author)Cited by: 1. He picks up Kafka's life not in childhood, but inthe fitful beginning of his literary career, and follows it only until But these were the years when Kafka produced some of his greatest works, including "The Metamorphosis" and The Trial.

We see the writer in all his torments, but also Kafka moments of triumph, however fleeting/5(35). It tells the story of the years from his birth in Prague to the This eagerly anticipated third and final volume of Reiner Stach's definitive biography answers that question with more facts, detail, and insight than ever before, describing the complex personal, political, and cultural circumstances that shaped the young Franz The early years book ()/5.

Kafka: The Early Years, along with its two siblings—all three volumes impeccably translated from the German by Shelley Frisch—often feels like biography plotted as a novel.

Stach's relish for detail is marshaled to the sensibility—if not the omniscience or imaginative license—of the novelist. The first biography of Franz Kafka was published in in Prague.

It was written by his friend Max Brod and bore the subtitle Memories and Documents. German biographer Stach completes his massive three-volume life of the literary giant Franz Kafka (–) with a long-awaited account of the prodigy’s life beforeenriched by Frisch.

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In “Kafka: The Early Years”, the last instalment of a mighty, three-volume biography, Mr Stach pursues close description of Kafka’s life and times rather than the “critical biography” approach.

Kafka: The Early Years, along with its two siblings--all three volumes impeccably translated from the German by Shelley Frisch--often feels like biography plotted as a novel.

Stach's relish for detail is marshaled to the sensibility--if not the omniscience or imaginative license--of the novelist /5(26). Kafka: The Early Years, along with its two siblings--all three volumes impeccably translated from the German by Shelley Frisch--often feels like biography plotted as a novel.

This eagerly anticipated third and final volume of Reiner Stach's definitive biography of the writer answers that question with more facts and insight than ever before, describing the complex personal, political, and cultural circumstances that shaped the young Franz Kafka (–).

How did Kafka become Kafka. This eagerly anticipated third and final volume of Reiner Stach’s definitive biography of the writer answers that question with more facts and insight than ever before, describing the complex personal, political, and cultural circumstances that shaped the young Franz Kafka (–).

The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung) is a novella written by Franz Kafka which was first published in One of Kafka's best-known works, The Metamorphosis tells the story of salesman Gregor Samsa who wakes one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed into a huge insect (German ungeheures Ungeziefer, literally "monstrous vermin"), subsequently struggling to adjust to.

Kafka: The Early Years, along with its two siblings--all three volumes impeccably translated from the German by Shelley Frisch--often feels like biography plotted as a novel.

Stach's relish for detail is marshaled to the sensibility--if not the omniscience or imaginative license--of the novelist. Kafka: The Early Years (Paperback) By Reiner Stach, Shelley Frisch (Translator) $ Stach's narrative invites readers deep inside this neglected period of Kafka's life.

The book's richly atmospheric portrait of his German Jewish merchant family and his education, psychological development, and sexual maturation draws on numerous sources. The final installment in German scholar Stach’s magisterial three-part biography (Kafka: The Years of Insight,etc.), covering, in appropriately Kafkaesque nonsequential fashion, the writer’s childhood and youth.A preface by Frisch, the superb translator of all three volumes, explains that the peculiar order was dictated by lack of access to the archives of Max Brod, close friend and.

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Franz Kafka (3 July – 3 June ) was a German-speaking Bohemian novelist and short-story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century work fuses elements of realism and the fantastic. It typically features isolated protagonists facing bizarre or surrealistic predicaments and incomprehensible socio-bureaucratic mater: German Charles-Ferdinand University, Prague.Kafka, the Early Years (Book): Stach, Reiner: "How did Kafka become Kafka?

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