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Letters To Friends, Family And Editors Franz Kafka

Letters To Friends, Family And Editors

Franz Kafka

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ISBN : 9780714537016
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When we turn from [Kafkas] books to his letters we have a series of self-portraits desperate and courageous, always eager and warm in feeling- the self is lit by fantasy and, of course, by drollery. His candor is of the kind that flies alongsideMoreWhen we turn from [Kafkas] books to his letters we have a series of self-portraits desperate and courageous, always eager and warm in feeling- the self is lit by fantasy and, of course, by drollery. His candor is of the kind that flies alongside him in the air. He was a marvelous letter writer. —V. S. Pritchett, New York Review of BooksThese letters are like messages from the underground, from the dark side of the moon, presenting aspects of Kafka that would have died with his friends. We meet alternately with Kafka the artist, friend, son, father figure, marriage counselor, literary critic, insurance official.... A full portrait, and a significant contribution to Kafka scholarship. —Smithsonian[Kafkas letters] are a link, more human, more detailed, between his experience and his art. —Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles TimesHere is another amazing treasure for lovers of Kafka.... These magnificent letters, meticulously set up and annotated, show us aspects of Kafka that were only hinted at in earlier collections and help us to trace his development, from unhappy young law student and insurance manager-administrator to novelist and short story writer of originality and genius —Publishers WeeklyLetters to Friends, Family, and Editors affords us an inside view of a writer who, perhaps more than any other novelist or poet in our century, stands at the center of our culture. —Robert Alter, New York Times Book Review