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Kafka:
The Years of Insight
Reiner Stach
Translated by Shelley Frisch

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Prologue [in PDF format]

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PROLOGUE The Ants of Prague 1
CHAPTER ONE Stepping Outside the Self 8
CHAPTER TWO No Literary Prize for Kafka 31
CHAPTER THREE "Civilian Kavka": The Work of War 46
CHAPTER FOUR The Marvel of Marienbad 83
CHAPTER FIVE What Do I Have in Common with Jews? 105
CHAPTER SIX Kafka Encounters His Readers 129
CHAPTER SEVEN The Alchemist 141
CHAPTER EIGHT Ottla and Felice 157
CHAPTER NINE The Country Doctor Ventures Out 170
CHAPTER TEN Mycobacterium tuberculosis 186
CHAPTER ELEVEN Zürau's Ark 201
CHAPTER TWELVE Meditations 222
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Spanish Influenza, Czech Revolt, Jewish Angst 244
CHAPTER FOURTEEN The Pariah Girl 266
CHAPTER FIFTEEN The Unposted Letter to Hermann Kafka 287
CHAPTER SIXTEEN Merano, Second Class 311
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Milena 319
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Living Fires 332
CHAPTER NINETEEN The Big Nevertheless 353
CHAPTER TWENTY Escape to the Mountains 380
CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE Fever and Snow: Tatranské Matliary 387
CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO The Internal and the External Clock 404
CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE The Personal Myth: The Castle 423
CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR Retiree and Hunger Artist 451
CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE The Palestinian 475
CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX Dora 497
CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN The Edge of Berlin 512
CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT Last Sorrow 546
EPILOGUE 573
Acknowledgments 577
Translator's Note 579
Key to Abbreviations 581
Notes 583
Bibliography 647
Photo Credits 665
Index 667

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