Letters to Felice

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Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.55
Publisher
Schocken Books Inc
Publish Date
Pages
624
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.2 X 1.2 inches | 1.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780805208511

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About the Author

FRANZ KAFKA was born in Prague in 1883 and died of tuberculosis in a sanatorium near Vienna in 1924. After earning a law degree in 1906, he worked for most of his adult life at the Worker's Accident Insurance Institute in Prague. Only a small portion of Kafka's writings were published during his lifetime. He left instructions for his friend and literary executor Max Brod to destroy all of his unpublished work after his death, instructions Brod famously ignored.

Reviews

"Some of the most heartrending 'love letters' ever written."
--Morris Dickstein, The New York Times Book Review

"Kafka's correspondence with Felice has all the earmarks of his fiction--the same nervous attention to minute particulars, the same paranoid awareness of shifting balances of power, the same atmosphere of emotional suffocation--combined, surprisingly enough, with moments of boyish ardor and delight. Taken together, Elias Canetti observes, the letters provide an index of the emotional events that would inspire The Trial--a novel, Canetti argues, in which Kafka's engagement to Felice is reimagined as the mysterious and menacing arrest of the hero."
--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times