16 February 2008

Franz Kafka - an illustrated life

This short biographical study offers an introduction to Kafka's tragically short life and the formative influences on his work. It's written by an expert, and presented in a very attractive manner with archive photographs on almost every page. Kafka's own story is fairly well known. As he himself points out, he was born, went to school and university, then lived and worked within the radius of a few miles all his life. He had a passionate desire for independence, but lived most of the time even as an adult with his parents or his sister. He had a love-hate relationship with his father which dominated his life, and he took very little interest in the publication of his work, even though he was regarded by others as the most important writer of ... Read more >>

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