Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka

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Renowned Kafka scholar Jeremy Adler examines the life of the writer who probed the hostile side of modernity in darkly terrifying masterpieces that mirrored the turmoil of his own inner world. The illustrations in this volume include rarely seen drawings from Kafka's workbooks, images of the Prague environment that inspired his nightmarish works, photos of Kafka with friends and colleagues, and reproductions of letters, manuscripts, and first edition book jackets.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 121.9 x 177.8 x 12.7mm | 22.68g
  • Overlook Books
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1585675180
  • 9781585675180

About Jeremy Adler

Jeremy Adler is Professor of German at King s College London. He studied German at Queen Mary College (University of London) and was a Lecturer in German at Westfield College before being awarded a Personal Chair. He is a sometime fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study, Berlin, and a sometime scholar of the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbuttel. He has written a book on Goethe s novel The Elective Affinities (1987) and (with Ulrich Ernst) has produced a catalogue of visual poetry, Text als Figur (third edition, 1990). He has published several volumes of poetry, including The Wedding and other Marriages (1980), The Electric Alphabet (1986; second edition, 1996, internet edition, 1997) and At the Edge of the World (1995). Jeremy Adler is married and lives in London."show more

Review quote

"A beautifully designed new series . . . scores of pictures with crisply related biography and commentary . . . Look no further for the perfect literary stocking stuffer."show more

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