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Description - Aphorisms by Franz Kafka

Kafka twice wrote aphorisms in his lifetime. The first effort was a series of 109, known as the Z rau Aphorisms, which were written between September 1917 and April 1918 and originally published posthumously by his friend, Max Brod, in 1931. These aphorisms reflect on metaphysical and theological issues--as well as the occasional dog. The second sequence of aphorisms, numbering 41, appears in Kafka's 1920 diary dating from January 6 to February 29. It is in these aphorisms, whose subject is "He," where Kafka distills the unexpected nature of experience as one shaped by exigency and possibility.

Foreword by Daniel Frank

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805212655
ISBN-10: 0805212655
Format: Hardback
(167mm x 127mm x 16mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Schocken Books
Publisher: Schocken Books
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Franz Kafka

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 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 He left instructions for his friend Max Brod to destroy all of his unpublished work after his death. Brod ignored those instructions and undertook instead to publish The Trial (1925), The Castle (1926), and Amerika (1927).

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