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Author Friedländer, Saul, 1932-
Title Franz Kafka : the poet of shame and guilt / Saul Friedländer.
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, c2013.
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 Floor4  PT2621.A26 Z7199265 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 183 p. ; 22 cm.
Series Jewish lives
Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Part I. "Prague doesn't let go ..." -- The son -- "The dark complexity of Judaism" -- Love, sex, and fantasies -- Part II. "The reward for serving the devil" -- Night journey -- The writer and his worlds -- An ultimate quest for meaning?.
Summary Looks at such major aspects of the author's life as family, Judaism, love and sex, writing, illness, and despair, and argues that, when reinserted in Kafka's letters and diaries, deleted segments lift the mask of "sainthood" frequently attached to him.
Subject Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924.
Authors, Austrian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Jewish authors -- Austria -- Biography.
ISBN 9780300136616 (cloth : alk. paper)
0300136617 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC number 809845111