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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Austrian Authors,
  • Childhood and youth,
  • Biography

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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

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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 Kafka ()/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 before , enriched by Frisch.

Kafka: The Decisive Years is at once an extraordinary portrait of the writer and a startlingly original contribution to the art of literary biography. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App/5(35).   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 worked from to /5. 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 .