Kafka's Other Trial: The Letters to Felice

Kafka's Other Trial: The Letters to Felice

by Elias Canetti
     
 

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Felice Bauer was Kafka's first great love and the inspiration for his first great fiction. Six weeks after they met, he wrote "The Judgment" for her in one night of feverish activity. Kafka always inferred to the traumatic, public breaking-off of their engagement as his "tribunal," and indeed he began work on The Trial within a month of that

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Felice Bauer was Kafka's first great love and the inspiration for his first great fiction. Six weeks after they met, he wrote "The Judgment" for her in one night of feverish activity. Kafka always inferred to the traumatic, public breaking-off of their engagement as his "tribunal," and indeed he began work on The Trial within a month of that event.

Kafka's letters to Felice offer rare insights into the writer's life and art. Elias Canetti's brilliant and sensitive examination of this moving correspondence to shows is the origins of Kafka's voice as a writer and his torment as a man.

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From the Publisher
"Perhaps the most revealing essay on Kafka ever published. At last Kafka is matched in thought and prose."
The Times Literary Supplement 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805207057
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/12/1988
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

ELIAS CANETTI, winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize for Literature, is the author of Kafka's Other Trial, Auto-da-Fé and Crowds and Power.

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