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Letters to Friends, Family and Editors
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Schocken Books
Publication date March 1, 1990
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805209495
ISBN-10 0805209492
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.45 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $20.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Letters from throughout his adult life offer a glimpse of Kafka's complex personality and his most important relationships description: Product Description: Collected after his death by his friend and literary executor Max Brod, here are more than two decades’ worth of Franz Kafka’s letters to the men and women with whom he maintained his closest personal relationships, from his years as a student in Prague in the early 1900s to his final months in the sanatorium near Vienna where he died in 1924.

Sometimes surprisingly humorous, sometimes wrenchingly sad, they include charming notes to school friends; fascinating accounts to Brod about his work in its various stages of publication; correspondence with his publisher, Kurt Wolff, about manuscripts in progress, suggested book titles, type design, and late royalty statements; revealing exchanges with other young writers of the day, including Martin Buber and Felix Weltsch, on life, literature, and girls; and heartbreaking reports to his parents, sisters, and friends on the declining state of his health in the last months of his life.

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from Oneworld Classics (April 1, 2012)
9781847491947 | details & prices | 528 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.50 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $19.95
About: The most comprehensive edition in print of Kafka's letters, with ample notes and an indexPresenting Kafka as son, brother, student, friend, lover, writer, and critic, this volume reveals his fascination for life in all its complex, absurd, and tragic manifestations.
from John Calder Pub Ltd (January 1, 2004); titled "Letters to Friends Family & Editors"
9780714543154 | details & prices | List price $29.95
About: In this important collection Kafka is seen as son, brother, student, friend, observer, lover, writer and critic.
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Reissue edition from Schocken Books (March 1, 1990)
9780805209495 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Letters from throughout his adult life offer a glimpse of Kafka's complex personality and his most important relationships

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