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The Resource Kafka, the decisive years, Reiner Stach ; translated from the German by Shelley Frisch

Kafka, the decisive years, Reiner Stach ; translated from the German by Shelley Frisch

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Kafka, the decisive years
Title
Kafka, the decisive years
Statement of responsibility
Reiner Stach ; translated from the German by Shelley Frisch
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
This is the second volume (but the first volume written) of a planned 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
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stach, Reiner
Dewey number
  • 833/.912
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
PT2621.A26
LC item number
Z88613 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Frisch, Shelley Laura
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kafka, Franz
  • Authors, Austrian
Label
Kafka, the decisive years, Reiner Stach ; translated from the German by Shelley Frisch
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [551]-562) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At home with the Kafkas -- Bachelors, young and old -- Actors, Zionists, wild people -- Literature and loneliness: Leipzig and Weimar -- Last stop Jungborn -- A young lady from Berlin -- The ecstasy of beginning: "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 -- American and back: The man who disappeared -- The lives of metaphors: "The metamorphosis" -- The fear of going mad -- Balkan War: the massacre next door -- 1913 -- The man who disappeared: perfection and disintegration -- Invention and exaggeration -- Sexual trepidation and surrender -- The working world: high tech and the ghosts of bureaucracy -- The proposal -- Literature, nothing but literature -- Three Congresses in Vienna -- Trieste, Venice, Verona, Riva -- Grete Bloch: the messenger arrives -- An all-time low -- Kafka and Musil -- Matrimonial plans and asceticism -- Tribunal in Berlin -- The great war -- Self-inflicted justice: The trial and "In the penal colony" -- The return of the East -- The grand disruption -- No-man's land
Control code
ocm60419722
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vi, 581 p.
Isbn
9780151007523
Lccn
2005014554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)60419722
Label
Kafka, the decisive years, Reiner Stach ; translated from the German by Shelley Frisch
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [551]-562) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
At home with the Kafkas -- Bachelors, young and old -- Actors, Zionists, wild people -- Literature and loneliness: Leipzig and Weimar -- Last stop Jungborn -- A young lady from Berlin -- The ecstasy of beginning: "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 -- American and back: The man who disappeared -- The lives of metaphors: "The metamorphosis" -- The fear of going mad -- Balkan War: the massacre next door -- 1913 -- The man who disappeared: perfection and disintegration -- Invention and exaggeration -- Sexual trepidation and surrender -- The working world: high tech and the ghosts of bureaucracy -- The proposal -- Literature, nothing but literature -- Three Congresses in Vienna -- Trieste, Venice, Verona, Riva -- Grete Bloch: the messenger arrives -- An all-time low -- Kafka and Musil -- Matrimonial plans and asceticism -- Tribunal in Berlin -- The great war -- Self-inflicted justice: The trial and "In the penal colony" -- The return of the East -- The grand disruption -- No-man's land
Control code
ocm60419722
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vi, 581 p.
Isbn
9780151007523
Lccn
2005014554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)60419722

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