Aphorisms

Author(s): Franz Kafka

Short Stories

For the first time, a single volume that collects all of the aphorisms penned by this universally acclaimed twentieth-century literary figure. Kafka twice wrote aphorisms in his lifetime. The first effort was a series of 109, known as the Zurau Aphorisms, which were written between September 1917 and April 1918, and originally published posthumously by his friend, Max Brod, in 1931. These aphorisms reflect on metaphysical and theological issues as well as the occasional dog. The second sequence of aphorisms, numbering 41, appears in Kafka's 1920 diary dating from January 6 to February 29. It is in these aphorisms, whose subject is He, where Kafka distills the unexpected nature of experience as one shaped by exigency and possibility."

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FRANZ KAFKA was born in Prague in 1883 and died of tuberculosis in a sanatorium near Vienna in 1924. After earning a law degree in 1906, he worked most of his adult life at the Worker's Accident Insurance Institute in Prague. Only a small portion of Kafka's writings were published during his lifetime. He left instructions for his friend Max Brod to destroy all of his unpublished work after his death. Brod ignored those instructions and undertook instead to publish "The Trial "(1925), "The Castle" (1926), and "Amerika "(1927).

General Fields

  • : 9780805212655
  • : Schocken Books
  • : Schocken Books
  • : 0.203
  • : October 2015
  • : 162mm X 118mm X 11mm
  • : November 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Franz Kafka
  • : Hardback
  • : Dec-15
  • : 142.78
  • : 144