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Letter to His Father

Letter to His Father

by Franz Kafka
     
 

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Conflict between father and son is one of the oldest themes in literature, and in this open letter to his father—a letter that was never sent—Kafka tries to come to terms with one of the most deeply rooted obsessions of his troubled soul. Written as a long, tense, and dramatic confession in which writer and man are gathered together in front of an

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Conflict between father and son is one of the oldest themes in literature, and in this open letter to his father—a letter that was never sent—Kafka tries to come to terms with one of the most deeply rooted obsessions of his troubled soul. Written as a long, tense, and dramatic confession in which writer and man are gathered together in front of an ambivalent figure of authority, Letter to My Father is a desperate attempt to retrace the origins of a turbulent and highly conflicted relationship between an unflinching parent and an extremely sensitive child. Kafka’s inspired work is both a merciless indictment of his father and an impassioned appeal to him.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847490254
Publisher:
Oneworld Classics
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Series:
Oneworld Modern Classics
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author


Franz Kafka (1883–1924) was one of the major German-language fiction writers of the 20th century, known for The Metamorphosis and The Trial.

Brief Biography

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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