Letters to Milena (Paperback)

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By Franz Kafka, Philip Boehm (Translator)
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In no other work does Franz Kafka reveal himself as in Letters to Milena, which begins as a business correspondence but soon develops into a passionate but doomed epistolary love affair. Kafka's Czech translator, Milena Jesenska, was a gifter and charismatic twenty-three-year-old who was uniquely able to recognize Kafka's complex genius and his even more complex character. For thirty-six-year-old Kafka, she was -a living fire, such as I have never seen.- It was to Milena that he revealed his most intimate self and, eventually, entrusted his diaries for safekeeping.

About the Author


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 for 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 He left instructions for his friend and literary executor Max Brod to destroy all of his unpublished work after his death, instructions Brod famously ignored.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780805212679
ISBN-10: 0805212671
Publisher: Schocken Books Inc
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2015
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Schocken Kafka Library