Blue Octavo Notebooks by Franz Kafka, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Product Description. The Blue Octavo Notebooks by Franz Kafka Edited by Max Brod Translated by Ernst Kaiser & Eithne Wilkins ISBN The Blue Octavo Notebooks. by Franz Kafka, translated by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. (Diaries; Exact Change, ). In at the age of thirty-four, Franz.

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This edition of the English translation has been corrected with reference to the German text for certain omissions and discrepancies of sequence. During his lifetime, he published only a few short stories and never finished any of his novels, unless “The Metamorphosis” is considered a short novel.

This is a place where I never was before: Nur hier ist Leiden Leiden. This particular publication is really for completists or scholars. It’s not strictly the material that I’m strained by, it’s the lctavo it’s published, and as a whole the book was just too much Kafka for me How pathetically scanty my self-knowledge is compared with, say.

My three star rating is based essentially on the form of the book, not the content, but the way in which the content is comprised; the raw composition of the material, which is so totally dense in its original state, and not really organized in any sense other than the order in which it was written, doesn’t really work as a book.

Proofs that previously I did not include this book in my eternity, or had not pushed on far enough ahead to have an intuitive glimpse of the eternity that necessarily includes this book as well. Kafka was reading Kierkegaard ‘s Fear and Trembling during the time he wrote in these notebooks.


Franz Kafka – The Blue Octavo Notebooks

Jun 22, Peter Rock rated it really liked it. The Best Books of Thank you so much for the suggestion! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: But compared to most things, pretty great. As disturbing as his fictions are, they bother about telling a story and in stories lie nooks and crannies of hope or at least echoes thereof. Das Grausamste des Todes: Still, there are numerous gems throughout that I believe don’t appear anywhere else.

I have far more to Read, but far too little. Scholars have noted that from late until JuneKafka stopped writing entries in his diaries, and instead wrote in these notebooks, the bulk of which were aphorisms.

At the university, he joined a student club, named Lese- und Redehalle der Deutschen Studenten, which organized literary events, readings and other activities.

Notebokos of this was rather depressing. What I do appreciate are the lists and reflections that were clearly there’s always this tension with Kafka’s work, since he allegedly told Max Brod to burn everything; I kind of suspect his, but it s Compared to most Kafka, maybe a 2? October 20, at 6: I did not see her.

Kafka – The Blue Octavo Notebooks

Huge margins make for easy annotating but the font is absurdly small given the trim size. Jul 19, Robert rated it really liked it. The Octavo notebooks were later included in a volume of fragments and uncollected writings published inalong with the numbered extracts. Published February 1st by Noteboks Change first published Apr 29, Debra rated it it was amazing. Two additional notebooks that Kafka must have used are missing. I’d likely leave recommendations to Kafka fans.


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Many people assume that besides the great primal deception there is also in every individual case a little special deception provided for their benefit, in other words that when a drama of love is performed on the stage, the notebook has, apart from the hypocritical smile for her lover, also an especially insidious smile for the quite particular spectator in the top balcony.

Oct 03, Jeremy rated it really liked it Shelves: The blue octavo notebooks were the equivalent of those salt-and-pepper student composition books, meant for scribblings and “Your will is free means: There was a buzzing and whizzing in the fields. Description From late until JuneFranz Kafka ceased to keep a diary, for which he had used quarto-size notebooks, instead nohebooks in a series of smaller, octavo-size notebooks. Mafka 24, Castor Luwian rated it liked it.

notebookss Dec 29, Ingrid Contreras rated it it was amazing. Books by Franz Kafka books Non-fiction book stubs. This book solidifies for me Kafka’s position as one of the most complex and interesting spiritual theorists in the West. Das Wort bedeutet also: Mache dich zum Herrn deiner Handlungen. I’m sinking into his world Paperbackpages.