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Kafka:
The Early Years
Reiner Stach
Translated by Shelley Frisch

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Translator's Preface ix
1 Nothing Happening in Prague 1
2 The Curtain Rises 7
3 Giants: The Kafkas from Wosek 26
4 Julie Löwy 38
5 Losing Propositions 46
6 Thoughts about Freud 58
7 Kafka, Franz: Model Student 77
8 A City Energized 90
9 Elli, Valli, Ottla 113
10 Latin, Bohemian, Mathematics, and Other Matters of the Heart 122
11 Jewish Lessons 150
12 Innocence and Impudence 171
13 The Path to Freedom 184
14 To Hell with German Studies 204
15 Friend Max 222
16 Enticements 236
17 Informed Circles: Utitz, Weltsch, Fanta, Bergmann 248
18 Autonomy and Recovery 268
19 The Interior Landscape: "Description of a Struggle" 284
2 Doctor of Law Seeking Employment 302
21 Off to the Prostitutes 325
22 Cafés, Geishas, Art, and Cinema 335
23 The Formidable Assistant Offi ial 350
24 The Secret Writing School 370
25 Landing in Brescia 391
26 In the Heart of the West 407
27 Ideas and Spirits: Buber, Steiner, Einstein 420
28 Literature and Tourism 437
Acknowledgments 463
Key to Abbreviations 465
Notes 467
Bibliography 531
Photo Credits 549
Index 551

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