Kafka : The Decisive Years

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This is the first of a three-volume, definitive biography of Kafka who, eighty years after his death in 1924, remains one of the most intriguing figures in the history of world literature. Now, after a decade's research, Stach recreates the atmosphere in which Kafka lived and worked from 1910 to 1915. These are the years of Kafka's fascination with early forms of Zionism, his on/off engagement, the outbreak of World War I, and - above all - the composition of his seminal works "The Metamorphosis", "Amerika", The Judgement, and "The Trial".
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  • Hardback | 672 pages
  • 149.9 x 231.1 x 38.1mm | 929.88g
  • Harcourt Brace International
  • Orlando, United States
  • English
  • two 16-page b&w photo inserts
  • 0151007527
  • 9780151007523

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"Astonishingly, there was no good biography of Kafka. Finally, here it is." - Die Zeit"
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About Reiner Stach

Reiner Stach is a widely respected writer, editor, and scholar. He devoted more than a decade to researching and writing this biography. He lives in Hamburg.
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