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Book Name: K :a Biography of Kafka

By : Ronald Hayman

Pages :0

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ISBN :9781898801658

Book Synopsis
Hayman presents Kafka as a man tortured by both childhood and adult sorrows. He suffered the early deaths of two siblings and the subsequent indifference of his overwhelmed parents. Perhaps the first truly "modern" writer, Kafka was continually revisiting and reexamining his own lifelong and multifaceted alienation: as a son, as a Jew in an increasingly anti-Semitic Europe, as a would-be husband, and, finally, as an invalid facing a premature death from TB. Hayman joins a long list of Kafka biographers, notably Kafka's friend Max Brod (Franz Kafka: A Biography, Da Capo, 1995. reprint) and Peter Mailloux (A Hesitation Before Birth: The Life of Franz Kafka, 1981).

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