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Product Description. The Blue Octavo Notebooks by Franz Kafka Edited by Max Brod Translated by Ernst Kaiser & Eithne Wilkins ISBN In at the age of thirty-four, Franz Kafka was diagnosed with tuberculosis. He spent most of the following year away from Prague, taking in the clean air on a. Franz Kafka – The Blue Octavo Notebooks. Screen Shot at “Among other things in Kafka’s posthumous papers there.

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Kafkq helps you keep track of books you want to read. When Brod published Kafka’s diaries in he decided to omit the octavo notebooks as he considered their contents more philosophical and literary than the regular diaries Kafka kept.

It’s not strictly the material that I’m strained by, it’s the way it’s published, and as a whole the book was just too much Kafka for me Description From late until JuneFranz Kafka ceased to keep a diary, for which he had used quarto-size notebooks, instead writing in a series of smaller, octavo-size notebooks. My favorite of Kafka’s journals, with wonderful Nietschean aphorisms told in Kafka’s inimitable cadence and voice. Kafka kept journals fdanz of day-to-day events; he also kept eight little notebooks cum “reflections” that notfbooks thoughts and ideas that were not so time-bound.


I cannot let go of the earth.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Small things, bursts of words, dense… fragments.

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It seems intended more to cause stumbling than to be walked along. Aug 03, Jody Rambo rated it really liked it. Dec 29, Ingrid Contreras rated it it was amazing. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Bleib bei deinem Tisch und horche.

Some passages go so far as to suggest, to me at least, a Zen-like attitude toward existence, which is to say a kagka of existence octavk indifference or an acceptance of all things as one thing and one thing as all things. In addition to otherwise unpublished material, the notebooks contain some of Kafka’s most famous aphorisms within their original context. Already tired of me and eager for fresh action, the hounds were running senselessly against the wall.

Upon this Night too cold for Moon, I should snuggle with K. Paperback karka, pages.

Want to Read saving…. This offered a range of career possibilities, which pleased his father, and required a longer course of study that gave Kafka time to take classes in German studies and art history.

I rated some of the same writings that Max Brod compliled in The Great Wall of China at 5 stars simply because they were more digestible.


Lists with This Book. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. I’ve had maybe four copies in the last ten years and have given them all away. Max Brod encountered significant difficulty in compiling Kafka’s notebooks into any chronological order as Kafka was known to start writing in the middle of notebooks, from the last towards the first, etc. I have far more to Read, but far too little. Here is a personal selection. Followers of Kafka will require this book and will find it most rewarding.

Blue Octavo Notebooks

Art flies around truth, but with the definite intention of not getting burnt. The Warden of the Tomb.

Huge margins make for easy annotating but the font is absurdly small given the trim size. His unique body of writing—much notbooks which is incomplete and which was mainly published posthumously—is considered to be among the most influential in Western literature.

How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say. Stories and Other Writings Schocken Books No trivia or quizzes yet.