The Resource Franz Kafka, the eternal son : a biography, Peter-André Alt ; translated from the German by Kristine A. Thorsen

Franz Kafka, the eternal son : a biography, Peter-André Alt ; translated from the German by Kristine A. Thorsen

Label
Franz Kafka, the eternal son : a biography
Title
Franz Kafka, the eternal son
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Peter-André Alt ; translated from the German by Kristine A. Thorsen
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"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 biography explores Franz Kafka's own view of life and writing as a unity that shaped his identity. He locates links and echoes among the author's work, life, and surroundings, situating him within the traditions of Prague's German literature, modernity, psychoanalysis, and philosophy as well as within its Jewish culture, arts, theater, and intellectual tradition.In this biographical tour de force, Kafka emerges as an observant flaneur and wistful loner, an anxious ascetic, an ecstatic and skeptic, a specialist in terror, and a master of irony. Alt masterfully illuminates Kafka's life not as source material but as a mirror of his literary genius. Readers begin to see Kafka's unforgettable novels and stories as shards reflecting the life of their creator."--Provided by publisher
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IEN/DLC
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1960-
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Alt, Peter-André
Dewey number
833.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2621.A26
LC item number
Z538413 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Thorsen, Kristine A.
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  • Kafka, Franz
  • Kafka, Franz
  • Authors, Austrian
  • Authors, Austrian
Label
Franz Kafka, the eternal son : a biography, Peter-André Alt ; translated from the German by Kristine A. Thorsen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in German under the title Franz Kafka, der ewige Sohn: Eine Biographie, copyright (c) 2005 Verlag C. H. Beck oHG, Munich."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxii, 642 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780810126077
Lccn
2018020166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40028697533
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1007035637
  • (OCoLC)on1007035637
Label
Franz Kafka, the eternal son : a biography, Peter-André Alt ; translated from the German by Kristine A. Thorsen
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in German under the title Franz Kafka, der ewige Sohn: Eine Biographie, copyright (c) 2005 Verlag C. H. Beck oHG, Munich."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxii, 642 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780810126077
Lccn
2018020166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40028697533
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1007035637
  • (OCoLC)on1007035637

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