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The Zürau aphorisms of Franz Kafka

Author: Franz Kafka; Roberto Calasso; Geoffrey Brock; Michael Hofmann
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"The essential philosophical writings of one of the twentieth century's most influential writers are now gathered into a single volume with an introduction and afterword by the celebrated writer and Kafka scholar Roberto Calasso." "Illness set him free to write a series of philosophical fragments: some narratives, some single images, some parables. These "aphorisms" appeared, sometimes with a few words changed, in  Read more...
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Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924.
Zürau aphorisms of Franz Kafka.
New York : Schocken Books, ©2006
(OCoLC)647663088
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Kafka; Roberto Calasso; Geoffrey Brock; Michael Hofmann
ISBN: 0805212078 9780805212075
OCLC Number: 64771063
Notes: Originally published in Italian.
Description: x, 138 pages ; 18 cm
Other Titles: Aforismi di Zurau.
Responsibility: Franz Kafka ; commentary by Roberto Calasso ; translated from the German by Michael Hofmann ; Roberto Calasso's commentary translated from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock.
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"The essential philosophical writings of one of the twentieth century's most influential writers are now gathered into a single volume with an introduction and afterword by the celebrated writer and Kafka scholar Roberto Calasso." "Illness set him free to write a series of philosophical fragments: some narratives, some single images, some parables. These "aphorisms" appeared, sometimes with a few words changed, in other writings - some of them as posthumous fragments published only after Kafka's death in 1924. While working on K., his major book on Kafka, in the Bodleian Library, Roberto Calasso realized that the Zurau aphorisms, each written on a separate slip of very thin paper, numbered but unbound, represented something unique in Kafka's opus - a work whose form he had created simultaneously with its content." "The notebooks, freshly translated and laid out as Kafka had intended, are a distillation of Kafka at his most powerful and enigmatic. This lost jewel provides the reader with a fresh perspective on the collective work of a genius."--Jacket.

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