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Franz Kafka, the eternal son : a biography

Author: Peter-André Alt; Kristine A Thorsen
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Franz Kafka remains one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. His novels, stories, and letters are still regarded today as the epitome of the dark, fascinating, and uncanny, a model of the modernist aesthetic. Peter-Andre Alt's landmark biography, Franz Kafka, the Eternal Son, recounts and explores Kafka's life and literary work throughout the cultural and political upheavals of central Europe. Alt's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Franz Kafka; Franz Kafka
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter-André Alt; Kristine A Thorsen
ISBN: 9780810126077 0810126079 9780810162433 0810162431
OCLC Number: 1007035637
Notes: "Originally published in German under the title Franz Kafka, der ewige Sohn: Eine Biographie, copyright (c) 2005 Verlag C. H. Beck oHG, Munich."
Description: xxii, 642 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: In the web of relationships --
Childhood and school days, 1883-1901 --
University study and friendships for life, 1901-1906 --
Early prose, 1900-1911 --
Initial professional employment, 1906-1912 --
On the trail, 1908-1912 --
The art of meditation, 1908-1913 --
A lover-in-writing: Felice Bauer, 1912-1913 --
The literary night shift, 1912-1913 --
Amerika: the man who disappeared, 1912-1914 --
The Trial, 1914-1915 --
War years without decisions, 1915-1918 --
Illness and new means of escape, 1917-1918 --
Protocols of horror, 1914-1919 --
Julie Wohryzek and Milena Pollak, 1919-1921 --
Self-constructs and parables, 1917-1922 --
The Castle, 1922 --
Post-retirement, 1922-1923 --
Late stories, 1922-1924 --
The last journey but one, 1923-1924.
Other Titles: Franz Kafka.
Responsibility: Peter-André Alt ; translated from the German by Kristine A. Thorsen.

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