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Letters to Milena

Author : Franz Kafka
Publisher : Schocken
Page : 322 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2015-11-03
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780805212679

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Letters to Milena by Franz Kafka Pdf

In no other work does Franz Kafka reveal himself as in Letters to Milena, which begins as a business correspondence but soon develops into a passionate but doomed epistolary love affair. Kafka's Czech translator, Milena Jesenská, was a gifter and charismatic twenty-three-year-old who was uniquely able to recognize Kafka's complex genius and his even more complex character. For thirty-six-year-old Kafka, she was "a living fire, such as I have never seen." It was to Milena that he revealed his most intimate self and, eventually, entrusted his diaries for safekeeping.

Letters to Felice

Author : Franz Kafka
Publisher : Schocken
Page : 626 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2016-12-06
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780805208511

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Letters to Felice by Franz Kafka Pdf

Franz Kafka met Felice Bauer in August 1912, at the home of his friend Max Brod. Energetic, down-to-earth, and life-affirming, the twenty-five-year-old secretary was everything Kafka was not, and he was instantly smitten. Because he was living in Prague and she in Berlin, his courtship was largely an epistolary one—passionate, self-deprecating, and anxious letters sent almost daily, sometimes even two or three times a day. But soon after their engagement was announced in 1914, Kafka began to worry that marriage would interfere with his writing and his need for solitude. The more than five hundred letters Kafka wrote to Felice—through their breakup, a second engagement in 1917, and their final parting in the fall of that year, when Kafka began to feel the effects of the tuberculosis that would eventually claim his life—reveal the full measure of his inner turmoil as he tried, in vain, to balance his desire for human connection with what he felt were the solitary demands of his craft.

Letters to Friends, Family, and Editors

Author : Franz Kafka
Publisher : Schocken
Page : 528 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2013-06-26
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780804150781

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Letters to Friends, Family, and Editors by Franz Kafka Pdf

"These magnificent letters, meticulously set up and annotated, show us aspects of Kafka that were only hinted at in earlier collections and help us trace his development from unhappy young law student and insurance administrator to novelist and short-story writer of originality and genius." --Publishers Weekly "When we turn from Kafka's 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, The New York Review of Books "These 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 Kafka the artist, friend, son, father figure, marriage counselor, literary critic, insurance official. . . . A full portrait, and a significant contribution to Kafka scholarship." --Smithsonian Magazine "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, The New York Times Book Review

Lifesaving Letters

Author : Milena Roth
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Page : 232 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0295983779

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Lifesaving Letters by Milena Roth Pdf

Ch. 3 (pp. 26-98), "The Letters, " contains letters written by the author's mother, Anna Roth, between September 1930-July 1942. After the German invasion of Czechoslovakia Anna and Emil Roth, who lived in Prague, decided to send their six-year-old daughter on a Kindertransport to friends in England, hoping to follow. Anna's letters describe, inter alia, their futile attempts to emigrate. In July 1943 they were sent to Theresienstadt; in September 1943 they were sent to Auschwitz, where they perished. Further information on their fate is dispersed throughout the remainder of the book.

The Phoenix and the Albatross

Author : Erkencishop En
Publisher : Independently Published
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 2023-04-22
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9798392194292

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The Phoenix and the Albatross by Erkencishop En Pdf

All stories present simple plots until they reach their end. In romance stories, love culminates after the happily ever after and there is no greater proof that shows the commitment of a relationship than an engagement ring. But lo and behold, the love of my life, my adored albatross, Can Divit, has given me an engagement ring and I cannot enjoy it and receive it with a clear conscience.

Letters to Ottla and the Family

Author : Franz Kafka
Publisher : Schocken
Page : 144 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2013-06-26
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 9780804150743

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Letters to Ottla and the Family by Franz Kafka Pdf

Written by Kafka between 1909 and 1924, these letters offer a unique insight into the workings of the Kafka family, their relationship with the Prague Jewish community, and Kafka's own feelings about his parents and siblings. A gracious but shy woman, and a silent rebel against the bourgeois society in which she lived, Ottla Kafka was the sibling to whom Kafka felt closest. He had a special affection for her simplicity, her integrity, her ability to listen, and her pride in his work. Ottla was deported to Theresienstadt during World War II, and volunteered to accompany a transport of children to Auschwitz in 1943. She did not survive the war, but her husband and daughters did, and preserved her brother's letters to her. They were published in the original German in 1974, and in English in 1982. "Kafka's touching letters to his sister, when she was a child and as a young married woman, are beautifully simple, tender, and fresh. In them one sees the side of his nature that was not estranged. It is lucky they have been preserved." —V. S. Pritchett, The New York Review of Books

Kafka's Milena

Author : Jana Černá
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 1993
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 081011089X

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Kafka's Milena by Jana Černá Pdf

Widely known for her (largely epistolary) romance with Franz Kafka and as the addressee of his Letters to Milena, Milena Jesenska was a prominent journalist and translator, one of the most famous women in 1930s Prague. This intimate biography by her daughter charts her stormy and colorful life from her rebellious childhood through her literary and political activities to her concentration camp imprisonment by the Nazis. Kafka's Milena was rushed into publication in Prague in 1969, just after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. This edition includes translations of several new letters and articles by Jesenska, including her obituary of Kafka and a wrenching letter from prison to her daughter.

The Journalism of Milena Jesenská

Author : Milena Jesenská
Publisher : Campus Verlag
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1571815600

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The Journalism of Milena Jesenská by Milena Jesenská Pdf

Milena Jesenská, born in Prague in 1896, is most famous as one of Franz Kafka's great loves. Although their relationship lasted only a short time, it won the attention of the literary world with the 1952 publication of Kafka's letters to Milena. Her own letters did not survive. Later biographies showed her as a fascinating personality in her own right. In the Czech Republic, she is remembered as one of the most prominent journalists of the interwar period and as a brave one: in 1939 she was arrested for her work in the resistance after the German occupation of Bohemia and Moravia, and died in Ravensbrück concentration camp in 1944. It is estimated that Jesenská wrote well over 1,000 articles but only a handful have been translated into English. In this book her own writings provide a new perspective on her personality, as well as the changes in Central Europe between the two world wars as these were perceived by a woman of letters. The articles in this volume cover a wide range of topics, including her perceptions of Kafka, her understanding of social and cultural changes during this period, the threat of Nazism, and the plight of the Jews in the 1930s.

The Sons

Author : Franz Kafka
Publisher : Schocken
Page : 193 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2009-01-16
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780307497970

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The Sons by Franz Kafka Pdf

From one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, the author of The Trial: Three stories he published in his lifetime, including his best-known tale, “The Metamorphosis.” I have only one request," Kafka wrote to his publisher Kurt Wolff in 1913. "'The Stoker,' 'The Metamorphosis,' and 'The Judgment' belong together, both inwardly and outwardly. There is an obvious connection among the three, and, even more important, a secret one, for which reason I would be reluctant to forego the chance of having them published together in a book, which might be called The Sons."

Letters to Véra

Author : Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 864 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2015-11-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781101875810

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Letters to Véra by Vladimir Nabokov Pdf

The letters of the great writer to his wife—gathered here for the first time—chronicle a decades-long love story and document anew the creative energies of an artist who was always at work. No marriage of a major twentieth-century writer is quite as beguiling as that of Vladimir Nabokov’s to Véra Slonim. She shared his delight in life’s trifles and literature’s treasures, and he rated her as having the best and quickest sense of humor of any woman he had met. From their first encounter in 1923, Vladimir’s letters to Véra form a narrative arc that tells a half-century-long love story, one that is playful, romantic, pithy and memorable. At the same time, the letters tell us much about the man and the writer. We see the infectious fascination with which Vladimir observed everything—animals, people, speech, the landscapes and cityscapes he encountered—and learn of the poems, plays, stories, novels, memoirs, screenplays and translations on which he worked ceaselessly. This delicious volume contains twenty-one photographs, as well as facsimiles of the letters themselves and the puzzles and doodles Vladimir often sent to Véra.

The Nightmare of Reason

Author : Ernst Pawel
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page : 502 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2011-04-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781429933339

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The Nightmare of Reason by Ernst Pawel Pdf

A comprehensive and interpretative biography of Franz Kafka that is both a monumental work of scholarship and a vivid, lively evocation of Kafka's world.


Author : Margarete Buber-Neumann
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2011-11-11
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781628723601

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Milena by Margarete Buber-Neumann Pdf

Margarete Buber, the journalist daughter of Martin Buber, and Milena Jesenska, the beautiful lover of Kafka, met in Ravensbruck concentration camp in 1940. For four terrible years, the two women formed an extraordinary bond and made a pact that if only one survived, the other would bear witness. Only Margarete lived to remember. This is her story of Milena—of fearless love, sacrifice, and nobility. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Cambridge Companion to Kafka

Author : Julian Preece
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 278 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2002-02-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0521663911

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The Cambridge Companion to Kafka by Julian Preece Pdf

Offers a rounded contemporary appraisal of Central Europe's most distinctive Modernist.

The Loves of Franz Kafka

Author : Nahum Norbert Glatzer
Publisher : Schocken
Page : 132 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 1986
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 0805208224

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The Loves of Franz Kafka by Nahum Norbert Glatzer Pdf

Useless Magic

Author : Florence Welch
Publisher : Crown Archetype
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2018-07-10
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780525577164

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Useless Magic by Florence Welch Pdf

Lyrics and never-before-seen poetry and sketches from the iconic musician of Florence and the Machine Songs can be incredibly prophetic, like subconscious warnings or messages to myself, but I often don't know what I'm trying to say till years later. Or a prediction comes true and I couldn't do anything to stop it, so it seems like a kind of useless magic.