Letter to My Father

Letter to My Father

by Franz Kafka

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Overview

This letter is the closest that Kafka came to setting down his autobiography. He was driven to write it by his father's opposition to his engagement with Julie Wohryzek. The marriage did not take place; the letter was not delivered. Review: In his preface he [the translator Howard Colyer] states that he was most concerned to reproduce the raw "venting of feelings" in the letter as well as the extraordinary "momentum of the prose." In both these aims he succeeds. Unlike earlier, and fussier, versions, his translation catches the naked energy of the original. New York Sun, Eric Ormsby, July 9, 2008

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447534877
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 04/18/2020
Sold by: LULU PRESS
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 538 KB

About the Author

Date of Birth:

July 3, 1883

Date of Death:

June 3, 1924

Place of Birth:

Prague, Austria-Hungary

Place of Death:

Vienna, Austria

Education:

German elementary and secondary schools. Graduated from German Charles-Ferdinand University of Prague.

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