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Kafka, Franz 1883-1924

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Works: 6,725 works in 24,363 publications in 57 languages and 331,357 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence  Psychological fiction  Diaries  Short stories  Interviews  Study guides  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Subject Headings: Authors, Austrian 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Librettist, Dedicatee, Honoree, Contributor, Lyricist, Illustrator, Correspondent, Recipient, Composer, Artist, Compiler, Adapter, Originator, Performer
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 833.912
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Most widely held works by Franz Kafka
The trial by Franz Kafka( Book )
321 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 10,263 libraries worldwide
Narrates the experiences and reactions of a respectable bank functionary after his abrupt arrest on an undisclosed charge. It seems Josef K. is on trial for his very existence in a novel which is infinitely perceptive about the nature of terror
The castle by Franz Kafka( Book )
176 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 6,232 libraries worldwide
Surrealistic novel whose shadowy characters and obscure events are said to reflect the condition of man in modern society
Amerika by Franz Kafka( Book )
488 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 32 languages and held by 5,452 libraries worldwide
Here is the story of young Karl Rossman, who, following an incident involving a housemaid, is banished by his parents to America. With unquenchable optimism and in the company of two comic-sinister companions, he throws himself into misadventure, eventually heading towards Oklahoma, where a career in the theater beckons. Though we can never know how Kafka planned to end the novel, Harman's superb translation allows us to appreciate, as closely as possible, what Kafka did commit to the page
The metamorphosis by Franz Kafka( Book )
276 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 4,899 libraries worldwide
A novel about a man who finds himself transformed into a huge insect, and the effects of this change upon his life. This is a fantastic horror story about a hapless man who is turned into an insect. When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin. With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. A harrowing -- though absurdly comic -- meditation on human feelings of inadequacy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the most widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction
Der Prozess; Roman by Franz Kafka( Book )
1,238 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 31 languages and held by 4,754 libraries worldwide
Joseph K.- a bank clerk is suddenly arrested and must spend the rest of his life defending himself against an unspecified charge
Das Schloss by Franz Kafka( Book )
856 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in 37 languages and held by 3,199 libraries worldwide
Franz Kafka, geboren 3.7.1883 in Prag, gestorben 3.6.1924 in Kierling bei Wien. Sohn eines wohlhabenden jüdischen Kaufmanns. 1901-1906 studierte er Germanistik und Jura in Prag; 1906 promovierte er zum Dr. jur. 1908-1917 Angestellter einer Versicherungsgesellschaft. 1917 erkrankte er an Tbc, was ihn 1922 zur Aufgabe des Berufes zwang. Seit 1923 lebte er mit Dora Dymant zusammen als freier Schriftsteller in Berlin und Wien, zuletzt im Sanatorium Kierlang bei Wien, wo er an Kehlkopftuberkulose starb. Sein literarischer Nachlass, den er testamentarisch zur Verbrennung bestimmt hatte, wurde posthum gegen seinen Willen von Max Brod veröffentlicht
The complete stories by Franz Kafka( Book )
164 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,597 libraries worldwide
Portrays a dreamlike world in which parables are even more obscure than the novels
Die Verwandlung by Franz Kafka( Book )
474 editions published between 1915 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,378 libraries worldwide
This new edition of Kafka's famous story contains a critical introduction and notes which help to explain how the author achieves his particular effects
The great wall of China : stories and reflections by Franz Kafka( Book )
187 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,015 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories, fables, and aphorisms, written between 1917 and 1924
Erzahlungen by Franz Kafka( Book )
194 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,212 libraries worldwide
Bewerkingen van vier korte verhalen. Met oefeningen en een cd
Hochzeitsvorbereitungen auf dem Lande : und andere Prosa aus dem Nachlass by Franz Kafka( Book )
133 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in 9 languages and held by 1,198 libraries worldwide
Das Urteil und andere Erzählungen by Franz Kafka( Book )
201 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,163 libraries worldwide
Bundel met negen verhalen waarin de auteur vele autobiografische elementen heeft verwerkt
Het proces by Franz Kafka( Book )
379 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 1,129 libraries worldwide
Een jongeman staat terecht zonder dat hem duidelijk wordt op welke beschuldiging
The castle : a new translation, based on the restored text by Franz Kafka( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,121 libraries worldwide
A surveyor is lost in a labyrinth in this 1926 German novel, reflecting the author's concern with man's inability to assert himself in the face of bureaucracy. It is a new translation that restores the eccentricities in style of the original
Dearest Father by Franz Kafka( Book )
375 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 22 languages and held by 1,108 libraries worldwide
Zwischen dem 10. und 13. November 1919 schrieb Kafka den 'Brief an den Vater'. Der Brief wurde von ihm jedoch nie verschickt. Auf mehr als hundert handschriftlichen Seiten analysiert Kafka das Verhältnis zu seinem schier übermächtigen Vater. Der erst 1952 veröffentlichte Brief ist eine durch schonungslose Selbstanalyse erwirkte Anklageschrift gegen das Starke, das Heroische, welches in furchtloser Manier den Furchtsamen erdrückt
The diaries, 1910-1923 by Franz Kafka( Book )
202 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,041 libraries worldwide
These diaries cover the years 1910 to 1923, the year before Kafka's death at the age of forty. They provide a penetrating look into life in Prague and into Kafka's accounts of his dreams, his feelings for the father he worshipped and the woman he could not bring himself to marry, his sense of guilt, and his feelings of being an outcast. They offer an account of a life of almost unbearable intensity. From the Trade Paperback edition
Beschreibung eines Kampfes : Novellen, Skizzen, Aphorismen aus dem Nachlass by Franz Kafka( Book )
248 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 980 libraries worldwide
Bevat alle na de dood van de schrijver gepubliceerde verhalen, geschreven in de jaren 1904-'23
Letters to Milena by Franz Kafka( Book )
295 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 24 languages and held by 901 libraries worldwide
In no other work does Franz Kafka reeal himself as in Letters to Milena, which begins as a business correspondence but soon develops into a passionate but doomed epistolary love affair. Kafka's Czech translator, Milena Jesenska was a gifted and charismatic twenty-three-year-old who was uniquely able to recognize Kafka's complex genius and his even more complex character. For the thrity-six-year-old Kafka, she was "a living fire, such as I have never seen." It was to Milena that he revealed his most intimate self and, eventually, entrusted his diaries for safekeeping. "The voice of Kafka in Letters to Milena is more personal, more pure, and more painful than in his fiction: a testimony to human existence and to our eternal wait for the impossible. A marvelous new edition of a classic text." 'Jan Kott
Tagebücher, 1910-1923 by Franz Kafka( Book )
140 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 873 libraries worldwide
The penal colony, stories and short pieces by Franz Kafka( Book )
191 editions published between 1919 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 841 libraries worldwide
Cryptic parables which raise intriguing questions about the nature of man and modern society
 
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Kafka, F. (Franz), 1883-1924.
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Κάφκα, Φραντς 1883-1924
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קאפקא, פראנץ
קאפקא, פראנץ 1883-1924
קאפקא, פרנץ
קאפקא, פרנץ 1883-1924
קאפקה, פראנץ
קאפקה, פראנץ בן הרמאן
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קפקא, פרנץ 1883-1924
קפקא, פרנץ־־בקרת ופרשנות
קפקה, פרנץ 1883-1924
فرانز كافكا، 1883-1924
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کافکا، فرانز، 1883-1924
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