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Letter to the father = Brief an den Vater

Author: Franz Kafka; Ernst Kaiser; Eithne Wilkins
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Bilingual edition. Second paperback EditionView all editions and formats
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"One of the most astonishing and revelatory pieces of writing ever produced by this twentieth-century literary icon, presented in both the original German and the English translation. Kafka's letter to his father is at once an exploration of his relationship to his father, his need to write, and the source of his fear--one that his father prompts in him but that is beyond the scope of Kafka's memory and power of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Records and correspondence
Quelle
Correspondence
Named Person: Franz Kafka; Hermann Kafka; Franz Kafka; Hermann Kafka; Franz Kafka
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Kafka; Ernst Kaiser; Eithne Wilkins
ISBN: 9780805212662 0805212663
OCLC Number: 908934717
Language Note: Original German text and English translation on opposing pages.
Description: xix, 121 pages ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Franz Kafka ; Translated from the German by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins ; Introduction by Tom McCarthy.
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"One of the most astonishing and revelatory pieces of writing ever produced by this twentieth-century literary icon, presented in both the original German and the English translation. Kafka's letter to his father is at once an exploration of his relationship to his father, his need to write, and the source of his fear--one that his father prompts in him but that is beyond the scope of Kafka's memory and power of reasoning. There is no greater text about authority, the disfiguring effects of shame, and, in particular, Kafka's lifelong need to have his father's unobtainable approval"--

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