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Kafka:
The Decisive Years
Reiner Stach
Translated by Shelley Frisch

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction 1
PROLOGUE: The Black Star 16
1At Home with the Kafkas 21
2Bachelors, Young and Old 42
3Actors, Zionists, Wild People 54
4Literature and Loneliness: Leipzig and Weimar 71
5Last Stop Jungborn 86
6A Young Lady from Berlin 94
7The Ecstasy of Beginning: "The Judgment" and "The Stoker" 108
8A Near Defenestration 119
9The Girl, the Lady, and the Woman 134
10Love and a Longing for Letters 145
11Exultant Weeks, Little Intrigues 159
12The Bauer Family 169
13America and Back: The Man Who Disappeared 175
14The Lives of Metaphors: "The Metamorphosis" 192
15The Fear of Going Mad 206
16Balkan War: The Massacre Next Door 226
171913 231
18 The Man Who Disappeared: Perfection and Disintegration 242
19Invention and Exaggeration 253
20Sexual Trepidation and Surrender 266
21The Working World: High Tech and the Ghostsof Bureaucracy 281
22The Proposal 297
23Literature, Nothing but Literature 324
24Three Congresses in Vienna 350
25Trieste, Venice, Verona, Riva 368
26Grete Bloch: The Messenger Arrives 379
27An All-Time Low 390
28Kafka and Musil 401
29Matrimonial Plans and Asceticism 413
30Tribunal in Berlin 433
31The Great War 444
32Self-Inflicted Justice: The Trial and "In the Penal Colony" 464
33The Return of the East 484
34The Grand Disruption 493
35No-Man's-Land 508
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 517
TRANSLATOR'S NOTE 519
KEY TO ABBREVIATIONS 521
NOTES 523
BIBLIOGRAPHY 551
PHOTO CREDITS 563
INDEX 565

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