Kafka : The Decisive Years

Description

This is the acclaimed central volume of the definitive biography of Franz Kafka. Reiner Stach spent more than a decade working with over four thousand pages of journals, letters, and literary fragments, many never before available, to re-create the atmosphere in which Kafka lived and worked from 1910 to 1915, the most important and best-documented years of his life. This period, which would prove crucial to Kafka's writing and set the course for the rest of his life, saw him working with astonishing intensity on his most seminal writings--The Trial, The Metamorphosis, The Man Who Disappeared (Amerika), and The Judgment. These are also the years of Kafka's fascination with Zionism; of his tumultuous engagement to Felice Bauer; and of the outbreak of World War I. Kafka: The Decisive Years is at once an extraordinary portrait of the writer and a startlingly original contribution to the art of literary biography.

Details

Author(s)
Reiner Stach, Shelley Laura Frisch
Format
Paperback | 552 pages
Dimensions
158.24 x 234.19 x 31.75mm | 879g
Publication date
09 Jun 2013
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publication City/Country
New Jersey, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0691147418
ISBN13
9780691147413
Bestsellers rank
162,908