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Letter to the Father / Brief an Den Vater
By Tom McCarthy (introduced by), Franz Kafka, Eithne Wilkins (trans) and Ernst Kaiser (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Schocken Books
Publication date November 3, 2015
Pages 121
Binding Paperback
Edition 2 blg
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805212662
ISBN-10 0805212663
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Franz Kafka wrote this letter to his father, Hermann Kafka, in November 1919. Max Brod, Kafka’s literary executor, relates that Kafka actually gave the letter to his mother to hand to his father, hoping it might renew a relationship that had lost itself in tension and frustration on both sides. But Kafka’s probing of the deep flaw in their relationship spared neither his father nor himself. He could not help seeing the failure of communication between father and son as another moment in the larger existential predicament depicted in so much of his work. Probably realizing the futility of her son’s gesture, Julie Kafka did not deliver the letter but instead returned it to its author.

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2 blg edition from Schocken Books (November 3, 2015)
9780805212662 | details & prices | 121 pages | 5.25 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Franz Kafka wrote this letter to his father, Hermann Kafka, in November 1919.

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