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Drawing from a range of documents and historical materials, this is the first book specifically dedicated to the relationship between Kafka and Prague. Klaus Wagenbach’s account of Kafka’s life in the city is a meticulously researched insight into the author’s family background, his education and employment, his attitude toward the town of his birth, his literary influences, and his relationships with women. The result is a fascinating portrait of the twentieth century’s most enigmatic writer and the city that provided him with so much inspiration. W. G. Sebald recognized that “literary and life experience overlap” in Kafka’s works, and the same is true of this book.
160 pages | 48 halftones | 5 x 8 | © 2020
History: General History
“A useful addition to any thinking person’s library. . . . Wagenbach’s volume on Kafka includes reproductions of Kafka’s letters, original book covers and a well-drawn map of Prague showing the places mentioned in the text”
“Wonderful. . . . Wagenbach is the doyen of Kafka scholars, and this is easily the best guide to his life and work: succinct, handsomely produced, and endlessly informative.”
New York Sun
"Any fan of Kafka would be sure to get something out of this book."
Jason Denness | Gnome Appreciation Society Blog