Franz Kafka is one of the most original, enigmatic and disturbing of the great modern European writers. His dark, compelling works such as The Trial, The Castle and Metamorphosis have captured the imagination of readers around the world.
Kafka's life was as extraordinary as his fictional imagination. Outwardly not marked by eventful incident, it was a life of inward torment. All his life he battled against what seemed to him insuperable obstacles: his demanding ideal of art, his poor health, his sense of isolation, his work as a lawyer in a semi-official workers' insurance institute in Prague, his long battle to escape from his authoritarian father, his complex Jewish heritage, his desperate struggle to create the conditions in which to write, and his equally determined attempts - all frustrated - to marry before a fatal illness ended his life at the age of 40.
- Publication Date:
- 12 / 07 / 2004
- 152 x 230mm