Ross Benjamin (translator) discusses The Diaries of Franz Kafka

An essential new translation of the author's complete, uncensored diaries--a revelation of the idiosyncrasies and rough edges of one of the twentieth century's most influential writers.

Dating from 1909 to 1923, the handwritten diaries contain various kinds of writing: accounts of daily events, reflections, observations, literary sketches, drafts of letters, accounts of dreams, as well as finished stories. This volume makes available for the first time in English a comprehensive reconstruction of the diary entries and provides substantial new content, including details, names, literary works, and passages of a sexual nature that were omitted from previous publications. By faithfully reproducing the diaries' distinctive--and often surprisingly unpolished--writing in Kafka's notebooks, translator Ross Benjamin brings to light not only the author's use of the diaries for literary experimentation and private self-expression, but also their value as a work of art in themselves. (Schocken Books Inc.)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 7:00pm
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8818 W Sunset Blvd.
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The Diaries of Franz Kafka (The Schocken Kafka Library) By Franz Kafka, Ross Benjamin (Translated by) Cover Image
By Franz Kafka, Ross Benjamin (Translated by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780805243550
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Published: Schocken - January 10th, 2023