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Contemplation

Contemplation

1998 ·
·3.68·456 Ratings ·70 Pages
“ Learning never exhausts the mind. ” ― Leonardo da Vinci
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  • A Country Doctor

    1997·
    ·3.71·2,360 Ratings
    Written during the winter of 1916-17 when Kafka was living in one of the tiny houses on Golden Lane (formerly Alchimistengasse) at Prague Castle, and published in spring 1920 by Kurt Wolff Verlag, the 14 short fictions comprising this volume are interconn
  • The Maimed

    2002·
    ·3.86·299 Ratings
    Set in Prague, The Maimed relates the story of a highly neurotic, socially inept bank clerk who is eventually impelled by his widowed landlady into servicing her sexual appetites. At the same time he must witness the steady physical and mental deteriorati
  • Severin’s Journey Into the Dark : A Prague Ghost Story

    1993·
    ·3.68·197 Ratings
    Leppin was the truly chosen bard of the painfully disappearing old Prague, its infamous side streets and debauched nights ... a poet of eternal disillusionment, he was at once a servant of the devil and an adorer of the Madonna.– Max BrodLeppin once wro
  • The Great Wall of China and other Stories

    2007·
    ·3.74·526 Ratings
    Drawing directly on original manuscripts, this collection comprises the major short stories published after Kafka’s death. It includes The Great Wall of China, Blumfeld, An Elderly Bachelor, Investigations of a Dog and his great sequences of aphorisms,
  • Diaries, 1910-1923

    2009·
    ·4.23·1,993 Ratings
    These diaries cover the years 1910 to 1923, the year before Kafka’s death at the age of forty. They provide a penetrating look into life in Prague and into Kafka’s accounts of his dreams, his feelings for the father he worshipped and the woman he coul
  • The Basic Kafka

    1984·
    ·4.09·847 Ratings
    Published together for the first time are selections from all Kafka's writings: The Metamorphosis, Josephine The Singer, plus his short stories, parables, and his personal diaries and letters.
  • The Zürau Aphorisms

    2006·
    ·3.78·599 Ratings
    The essential philosophical writings of one of the twentieth century’s most influential writers are now gathered into a single volume with an introduction and afterword by the celebrated writer and publisher Roberto Calasso. Illness set him free to writ
  • Blue Octavo Notebooks

    2004·
    ·4.16·628 Ratings
    From late 1917 until June 1919, Franz Kafka ceased to keep a diary, for which he had used quarto-size notebooks, instead writing in a series of smaller, octavo-size notebooks. When Kafka's literary executor, Max Brod, published the diaries in 1948, he omi
  • Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature

    1986·
    ·4.18·1,165 Ratings
    In Kafka Deleuze and Guattari free their subject from his (mis)interpreters. In contrast to traditional readings that see in Kafka's work a case of Oedipalized neurosis or a flight into transcendence, guilt, and subjectivity, Deleuze and Guattari make a c
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