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Letter to His Father by Franz Kafka

Letter to His Father (1919)

by Franz Kafka

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Commovente. Emozionante. Coinvolgente. Complesso. Annidato.Reale. ( )
  AlessandraEtFabio | Dec 22, 2017 |
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. ( )
1 vote 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
Chiusano, Italo AlighieroForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Crnković, ZlatkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eisner, PavelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eisnerová, DagmarTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Formosa, FeliuTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hofbauer, IgorIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kaiser, ErnstTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Obran, ZvonimirAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ricci, FrancescaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Torrents, RicardAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilkins, EithneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Pagine di profonda commozione, una lunga, intensa e drammatica confessione in cui l’uomo e lo scrittore si trovano indissolubilmente uniti di fronte alla figura del padre, troppo a lungo temuta e fuggita. È il tentativo disperato e doloroso di risalire alle origini di un rapporto difficile e profondamente conflittuale con l’autorità paterna, cieca di fronte alle esigenze di un animo particolarmente sensibile, che ha scelto di vivere appartato e in silenzio seguendo esclusivamente la propria natura e una inclinazione eminentemente letteraria. Quasi a volersi riappropriare di tutte le ragioni sentite e abbandonate nell’angolo più intimo e segreto di se stesso, quasi a volere recuperare per un ultimo, definitivo chiarimento le parole non dette e tutti i più remoti motivi della propria angoscia, Kafka ritorna in queste splendide pagine al suo fanciullesco sentire, a una giovinezza tormentata, a un padre lontano, inaccessibile, ostile, che non l’ha mai compreso. Segue il racconto La condanna che riprende il difficile rapporto tra padre e figlio.
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