Kafka: The Decisive Years
  • 出版社Princeton University Press
  • 出版語言English
  • 出版日期 (格式: 2012/02/28)2013/06/09
  • 尺寸3.8 x 15.2 x 24.1 cm
  • 頁數552頁
  • 裝幀平裝
  • 重量(千克)0.97kg
  • ISBN9780691147413


Kafka: The Decisive Years

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This is the acclaimed central volume of the definitive biography of Franz Kafka. Reiner Stach spent more than a decade working with over four thousand pages of journals, letters, and literary fragments, many never before available, to re-create the atmosphere in which Kafka lived and worked from 1910 to 1915, the most important and best-documented years of his life. This period, which would prove crucial to Kafka's writing and set the course for the rest of his life, saw him working with astonishing intensity on his most seminal writings--The Trial, The Metamorphosis, The Man Who Disappeared (Amerika), and The Judgment. These are also the years of Kafka's fascination with Zionism; of his tumultuous engagement to Felice Bauer; and of the outbreak of World War I. Kafka: The Decisive Years is at once an extraordinary portrait of the writer and a startlingly original contribution to the art of literary biography.
Reiner Stach (born 1951) is a German author, biographer of Franz Kafka, publisher, and publicist. Stach lives and works as a freelancer in Berlin. He has received literary awards and published several works, including two of three volumes of a biographic trilogy about Franz Kafka.