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Stach, Reiner

Overview
Works: 48 works in 138 publications in 3 languages and 3,037 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, Compiler
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 833.912
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Most widely held works by Reiner Stach
Kafka, the decisive years by Reiner Stach ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Kafka, the years of insight by Reiner Stach ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume of Reiner Stach's acclaimed and definitive biography of Franz Kafka tells the story of the final years of the writer's life, from 1916 to 1924--a period during which the world Kafka had known came to an end. Stach's riveting narrative, which reflects the latest findings about Kafka's life and works, draws readers in with a nearly cinematic power, zooming in for extreme close-ups of Kafka's personal life, then pulling back for panoramic shots of a wider world scarred by World War I, disease, and inflation. In these years, Kafka was spared military service at the front, yet his work as a civil servant brought him into chilling proximity with its grim realities. He was witness to unspeakable misery, lost the financial security he had been counting on to lead the life of a writer, and remained captive for years in his hometown of Prague. The outbreak of tuberculosis and the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire constituted a double shock for Kafka, and made him agonizingly aware of his increasing rootlessness. He began to pose broader existential questions, and his writing grew terser and more reflective, from the parable-like Country Doctor stories and A Hunger Artist to The Castle. A door seemed to open in the form of a passionate relationship with the Czech journalist Milena Jesenská. But the romance was unfulfilled and Kafka, an incurably ill German Jew with a Czech passport, continued to suffer. However, his predicament only sharpened his perceptiveness, and the final period of his life became the years of insight
Kafka, die Jahre der Entscheidungen by Reiner Stach ( Book )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in German and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kafka : die Jahre der Erkenntnis by Reiner Stach ( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in German and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kafkas erotischer Mythos : eine ästhetische Konstruktion des Weiblichen by Reiner Stach ( Book )
6 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Briefwechsel mit Autoren by Gottfried Bermann Fischer ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 Jahre S. Fischer Verlag, 1886-1986 : kleine Verlagsgeschichte by Reiner Stach ( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ist das Kafka? : 99 Fundstücke by Reiner Stach ( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 Jahre S. Fischer, 1886-1986 : das Klassische Programm : ein Lesebuch by S. Fischer Verlag ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zur Psychologie des Laufens ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kafka by Reiner Stach ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 Jahre S.-Fischer-Verlag by Main) S.-Fischer-Verlag (Frankfurt ( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kafka : los años de las decisiones by Reiner Stach ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kafkas Spiele eine kleine, kommentierte Kreuzfahrt durch Kafkas Nachlass by Franz Kafka ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 Jahre S. Fischer-Verlag 1886 - 1986 : das klassische Programm; ein Lesebuch ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Franz Kafka lernt Felice Bauer kennen ; Franz Kafka nimmt Weihnachtsurlaub : Bausteine einer Biographie by Reiner Stach ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kafkas erotischer Mythos e. ästhet. Konstruktion by Reiner Stach ( Book )
2 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
100 [Hundert] Jahre S. Fischer : 1886-1986 ; das klassische Programm ; ein Lesebuch ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethik der Erinnerung by Avishai Margalit ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kafkas Geheimnis. Eine Einführung Ein Hörbuch von Reiner Stach in der Reihe: Kafka verstehen. by Reiner Stach ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
German (88)
English (12)
Spanish (4)
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