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In 2019 werd het Max Brod Archief in de Nationale Bibliotheek van Israël geopend. Tussen de opvallende archiefstukken bevonden zich tot dusver onbekende tekeningen die Franz Kafka maakte in de jaren 1901-1906. Hij tekende, al voor de ontwikkeling van zijn literaire talent, om zich artistiek uit te drukken. Aan zijn verloofde Felice Bauer schreef hij in 1913: ‘Weet je, ik was ooit een groot tekenaa
Subject
Kafka, Franz
Title
De tekeningen / Franz Kafka ; bezorgd door Andreas Kilcher ; met medewerking van Pavel Schmidt ; met essays van Judith Butler en Andreas Kilcher
Author
Franz Kafka Judith Butler
Editor
Andreas Kilcher
Collaborator
Pavel Schmidt
Language
Dutch
Original language
German
Original title
Franz Kafka : die Zeichnungen
Publisher
Amsterdam: Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2021
367 p. : ill.
ISBN
9789025313609 (hardback)

About Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German-speaking Bohemian novelist and short-story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work fuses elements of realism and the fantastic. It typically features isolated protagonists facing bizarre or surrealistic predicaments and incomprehensible socio-bureaucratic powers. It has been interpreted as exploring themes of alienation, existential anxiety, guilt, and absurdity. His best known works include the short story "The Metamorphosis" and novels The Trial and The Castle. The term Kafkaesque has entered English to describe situations like those found in his writing.

Kafka was born into a middle-class German-speaking Czech Jewish family in Prague, the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, today the capital of the Czech Republic. He trained as a lawyer and after completing his legal educa…Read more on Wikipedia