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Letter to His Father by Franz Kafka

Letter to His Father (1919)

by Franz Kafka

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--Letter to the Father/Brief an den Vater" ( )
  E.P.G | May 30, 2016 |
Un enfrentamiento entre un debil Kafka contra la figura autoritaria que fue su padre, un recorrido por la vida de autor marcada por las acciones de su progenitor. ( )
  Heinrich_Faust | Jul 20, 2013 |
Illuminating; suspiciously so in that surely not everything can be reduced to Kafka's childhood and relationship with his father (or possibly it can, but it's always difficult to know how much of the present you're injecting into the past; Kafka wouldn't be an exception). It's all here: dread, authority, judgment, isolation, impotence, meaninglessness. It's one-sided, of course, sad, and with a vague childish petulance--understandable, if self-defeating, assuming Kafka's account is accurate. I feel like his untalented twin after reading it. Recommended if you like his work. ( )
  Michael.Xolotl | Mar 5, 2013 |
This review refers to the piper verlag, München (1960) edition with an afterword by W. Emrich.
Can the key to Kafka’s oeuvre be found in his lifelong struggle with the father, as has frequently been claimed, or the reverse: can the father complex be explained through K’s writing? W. Emrich chooses the latter. He cites supporting evidence for either position. But perhaps neither is correct. Or, better, there is some truth in either and one should rather see a dialectic between K the writer and K as he sees himself in his relationship to the father?
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S.12: „ .. Tyrannen, deren Recht auf ihrer Person, nicht auf dem Denken begründet ist.“
S. 32: „Geiz ist ja eines der verläßlichsten Anzeichen tiefen Unglücklichseins.“
S. 58: „ …, daß ich im Schreiben … kleine Selbständigkeitsversuche, Fluchtversuche mit allerkleinstem Erfolg gemacht. … es besteht mein Leben darin, über ihnen zu wachen, keine Gefahr, die ich abwehren kann, ja keine Möglichkeit einer solchen Gefahr an sie herankommen zu lassen.“ – War das der Grund, dass er, ein Jahr später, mit Milena brechen musste? (XI-11) ( )
  MeisterPfriem | Nov 22, 2011 |
Une névrose incroyable, et analysée dans ses moindres détails. Cette lettre n'a jamais été envoyée...

Est ce cela qui a contribué à faire de Franz Kafka un génie de l'écriture ? ( )
  Zuzka | Jul 5, 2007 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Kafka, Franzprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crnković, ZlatkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Formosa, FeliuTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hofbauer, IgorIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kaiser, ErnstTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Obran, ZvonimirAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Torrents, RicardAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilkins, EithneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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