The Resource Kafka, the early years, Reiner Stach ; translated by Shelley Frisch

Kafka, the early years, Reiner Stach ; translated by Shelley Frisch

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Kafka, the early years
Title
Kafka, the early years
Statement of responsibility
Reiner Stach ; translated by Shelley Frisch
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"How did Kafka become Kafka? This eagerly anticipated third and final volume of Reiner Stach's definitive biography answers that question with more facts, detail, and insight than ever before, describing the complex personal, political, and cultural circumstances that shaped the young Franz Kafka (1883-1924). It tells the story of the years from his birth in Prague to the beginning of his professional and literary career in 1910, taking the reader up to just before the breakthrough that resulted in his first masterpieces, including "The Metamorphosis." Brimming with vivid and often startling details, Stach's narrative invites readers deep inside this neglected period of Kafka's life. The book's richly atmospheric portrait of his German Jewish merchant family and his education, psychological development, and sexual maturation draw on numerous sources, some still unpublished, including family letters, schoolmates' memoirs, and early diaries of his close friend Max Brod. The biography also provides a colorful panorama of Kafka's wider world, especially the convoluted politics and culture of Prague. Before World War I, Kafka lived in a society at the threshold of modernity but torn by conflict, and Stach provides poignant details of how the adolescent Kafka witnessed violent outbreaks of anti-Semitism and nationalism. The reader also learns how he developed a passionate interest in new technologies, particularly movies and airplanes, and why another interest--his predilection for the back-to-nature movement--stemmed from his "nervous" surroundings rather than personal eccentricity. The crowning touch to a masterly biography, this is an unmatched account of how a boy who grew up in an old Central European monarchy became a writer who helped create modern literature."--
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individual biography
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DLC
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Stach, Reiner
Dewey number
  • 833/.912
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
PT2621.A26
LC item number
Z88413 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Frisch, Shelley Laura
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kafka, Franz
  • Authors, Austrian
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Eastern (see also Russian & Former Soviet Union)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
Label
Kafka, the early years, Reiner Stach ; translated by Shelley Frisch
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-548) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Nothing Happening in Prague -- 2. The Curtain Rises -- 3. Giants: The Kafkas from Wosek -- 4. Julie Löwy -- 5. Losing Propositions -- 6. Thoughts about Freud -- 7. Kafka, Franz: Model Student -- 8. A City Energized -- 9. Elli, Valli, Ottla -- 10. Latin, Bohemian, Mathematics, and Other Matters of the Heart -- 11. Jewish Lessons -- 12. Innocence and Impudence -- 13 The Path to Freedom -- 14 To Hell with German Studies -- 15. Friend Max -- 16. Enticements -- 17. Informed Circles: Utitz, Weltsch, Fanta, Bergmann -- 18. Autonomy and Recovery -- 19. The Interior Landscape: "Description of a Struggle" -- 20 Doctor of Law Seeking Employment -- 21. Off to the Prostitutes -- 22. Cafés, Geishas, Art, and Cinema -- 23. The Formidable Assistant Official -- 24. The Secret Writing School -- 25. Landing in Brescia -- 26. In the Heart of the West -- 27. Ideas and Spirits: Buber, Steiner, Einstein -- 28. Literature and Tourism
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 564 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691151984
Lccn
2016021490
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
40026553132
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962423512
  • (OCoLC)ocn962423512
Label
Kafka, the early years, Reiner Stach ; translated by Shelley Frisch
Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-548) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Nothing Happening in Prague -- 2. The Curtain Rises -- 3. Giants: The Kafkas from Wosek -- 4. Julie Löwy -- 5. Losing Propositions -- 6. Thoughts about Freud -- 7. Kafka, Franz: Model Student -- 8. A City Energized -- 9. Elli, Valli, Ottla -- 10. Latin, Bohemian, Mathematics, and Other Matters of the Heart -- 11. Jewish Lessons -- 12. Innocence and Impudence -- 13 The Path to Freedom -- 14 To Hell with German Studies -- 15. Friend Max -- 16. Enticements -- 17. Informed Circles: Utitz, Weltsch, Fanta, Bergmann -- 18. Autonomy and Recovery -- 19. The Interior Landscape: "Description of a Struggle" -- 20 Doctor of Law Seeking Employment -- 21. Off to the Prostitutes -- 22. Cafés, Geishas, Art, and Cinema -- 23. The Formidable Assistant Official -- 24. The Secret Writing School -- 25. Landing in Brescia -- 26. In the Heart of the West -- 27. Ideas and Spirits: Buber, Steiner, Einstein -- 28. Literature and Tourism
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 564 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780691151984
Lccn
2016021490
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
40026553132
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962423512
  • (OCoLC)ocn962423512

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