The Zürau Aphorisms of Franz Kafka

The Zürau Aphorisms of Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka

the fundamental philosophical writings of 1 of the 20 th century's such a lot influential writers are actually accrued right into a unmarried quantity with an advent and afterword through the prestigious author and writer Roberto Calasso.

Illness set him unfastened to write down a sequence of philosophical fragments: a few narratives, a few unmarried photos, a few parables. those "aphorisms" seemed, occasionally with a couple of phrases replaced, in different writings--some of them as posthumous fragments released purely after Kafka's loss of life in 1924. whereas engaged on K., his significant e-book on Kafka, within the Bodleian Library, Roberto Calasso learned that the Zürau aphorisms, every one written on a separate slip of very skinny paper, numbered yet unbound, represented whatever specified in Kafka's opus--a paintings whose shape he had created concurrently with its content.

The notebooks, freshly translated and laid out as Kafka had meant, are a distillation of Kafka at his strongest and enigmatic. This misplaced jewel offers the reader with a clean standpoint at the collective paintings of a genius.

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