Letters to Milena

Franz Kafka's letters to his one-time muse, Milena Jesenska - an intimate window into the desires and hopes of the twentieth-century's most prophetic and important writer Kafka first made the acquaintance of Milena Jesenska in 1920 when she ...

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473555922

Category: Literary Collections

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Franz Kafka's letters to his one-time muse, Milena Jesenska - an intimate window into the desires and hopes of the twentieth-century's most prophetic and important writer Kafka first made the acquaintance of Milena Jesenska in 1920 when she was translating his early short prose into Czech, and their relationship quickly developed into a deep attachment. Such was his feeling for her that Kafka showed her his diaries and, in doing so, laid bare his heart and his conscience. While at times Milena's 'genius for living' gave Kafka new life, it ultimately exhausted him, and their relationship was to last little over two years. In 1924 Kafka died in a sanatorium near Vienna, and Milena died in 1944 at the hands of the Nazis, leaving these letters as a moving record of their relationship.

Other Letters to Milena Otras Cartas a Milena

Other Letters to Milena/Otras cartas a Milena offers a parallel translation of a mixed-genre work by acclaimed Cuban writer Reina María Rodríguez in which poetry merges into creative nonfiction, culminating in a series of essays.

Author: Reina María Rodríguez

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817358013

Category: Poetry

Page: 95

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Other Letters to Milena/Otras cartas a Milena offers a parallel translation of a mixed-genre work by acclaimed Cuban writer Reina María Rodríguez in which poetry merges into creative nonfiction, culminating in a series of essays.


Kafka s Milena

This edition includes translations of several new letters and articles by Jesenska, including her obituary of Kafka and a wrenching letter from prison to her daughter.

Author: Jana Černá

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810110892

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

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Widely known for her (largely epistolary) romance with Franz Kafka and as the addressee of his Letters to Milena, Milena Jesenska was a prominent journalist and translator, one of the most famous women in 1930s Prague. This intimate biography by her daughter charts her stormy and colorful life from her rebellious childhood through her literary and political activities to her concentration camp imprisonment by the Nazis. Kafka's Milena was rushed into publication in Prague in 1969, just after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. This edition includes translations of several new letters and articles by Jesenska, including her obituary of Kafka and a wrenching letter from prison to her daughter.

Letters To Milena

'One of the most explicit books about sex ever written by a woman' Edmund White A window into a life of insatiable desire and uninhibited sex – this is Parisian art critic Catherine M.’s unabashed autobiography, the story of her sexual ...

Author: Catherine Millet

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448127556

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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'One of the most explicit books about sex ever written by a woman' Edmund White A window into a life of insatiable desire and uninhibited sex – this is Parisian art critic Catherine M.’s unabashed autobiography, the story of her sexual awakening and unrestrained pursuit of pleasure. From the glamorous singles clubs of Paris to the Bois de Boulogne, she describes her erotic experiences in precise and beautiful detail. A phenomenal bestseller throughout Europe, The Sexual Life of Catherine M., like the recent Fifty Shades of Grey, breaks with accepted ideas of sex and examines the alternative manifestations of desire. Told in spare, elegant prose, her story will shock, enlighten and liberate you.

Lifesaving Letters

Drawing on family letters, as well as her own memories, the Czechoslovakia-born author describes her childhood experiences after being rescued from the Holocaust at the age of six and sent to live with guardian Doris Campbell in England.

Author: Milena Roth

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295983776

Category: History

Page: 192

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Drawing on family letters, as well as her own memories, the Czechoslovakia-born author describes her childhood experiences after being rescued from the Holocaust at the age of six and sent to live with guardian Doris Campbell in England.

Kafka the Years of Insight

Letter to Milena Pollak, July 8, 1920 (B4213–14). 12. Letter to ... Letter from
Milena Pollak to Max Brod, in Jesenská, “Ich hätte zu antworten tage und
nächtelang,” p. 42. ... Letters to Milena Pollak, May 31 and July 12, 1920 (B4 157,
219). 20.

Author: Reiner Stach

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691147515

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 682

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This volume of Reiner Stach's acclaimed and definitive biography of Franz Kafka tells the story of the final years of the writer's life, from 1916 to 1924--a period during which the world Kafka had known came to an end. Stach's riveting narrative, which reflects the latest findings about Kafka's life and works, draws readers in with nearly cinematic precision, zooming in for extreme close-ups of Kafka's personal life, then pulling back for panoramic shots of a wider world blighted by World War I, disease, and inflation. In these years, Kafka was spared military service at the front, yet his work as a civil servant brought him into chilling proximity with its grim realities. He was witness to unspeakable misery, lost the financial security he had been counting on to lead the life of a writer, and remained captive for years in his hometown of Prague. The outbreak of tuberculosis and the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire constituted a double shock for Kafka, and made him agonizingly aware of his increasing rootlessness. He began to pose broader existential questions, and his writing grew terser and more reflective, from the parable-like Country Doctor stories and A Hunger Artist to The Castle. A door seemed to open in the form of a passionate relationship with the Czech journalist Milena Jesenská. But the romance was unfulfilled and Kafka, an incurably ill German Jew with a Czech passport, continued to suffer. However, his predicament only sharpened his perceptiveness, and the final period of his life became the years of insight.

Kafka Love and Courage

A biography of the Czech journalist best known as an intimate of Kafka's also examines her association with the literary elite of Prague and Vienna and her participation in the underground resistance in Czechoslovakia during World War II

Author: Mary Hockaday

Publisher: Overlook Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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A biography of the Czech journalist best known as an intimate of Kafka's also examines her association with the literary elite of Prague and Vienna and her participation in the underground resistance in Czechoslovakia during World War II

Psychoanalyse Expressionismus

Later on , they separated and Milena came close to Franz Kafka - or was it in
between ? I don't know the chronology any more ; since Kafka died in 1924 , it
must have been before . They even had a love affair , and Kafka's letters to
Milena are ...

Author: Werner Felber

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Category: Expressionism (Art)

Page: 568

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The Basic Kafka

Published together for the first time are selections from all Kafka's writings: The Metamorphosis, Josephine The Singer, plus his short stories, parables, and his personal diaries and letters.

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 067153145X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Published together for the first time are selections from all Kafka's writings: The Metamorphosis, Josephine The Singer, plus his short stories, parables, and his personal diaries and letters.

Journal of the Kafka Society of America

In one of his letters in 1920 , he explained that he never lived among the German
people , and although German was his native language , Czech was closer to his
heart ( Letters to Milena , edited by Willy Haas . New York : Farrar & Strauss ...

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A Franz Kafka Encyclopedia

A Czech woman with whom Franz Kafka had an intense relationship, mostly in
letters. Milena was born in 1 896 in Prague. Her brother and mother died while
Milena was a young girl, leaving her alone with a severe and often abusive father
, ...

Author: Richard T. Gray

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313303753

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

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More than 800 alphabetically arranged entries detail the life and works of one of the most enduring authors of world literature.

Letters to Ottla and the family

October : First letter from Milena Jesenská - Polak . November : Again in
Schelesen , together with Max Brod . Meets Minze Eisner . Writes “ Letter to His
Father . " November 21 : Returns to Prague and the Institute . 1919 – 20 Winter :
Recurrent ...

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Commonweal

BOOKS LETTERS TO MILENA . By Franz Kafka . Schockon Books . $ 3.75 . THE
CASTLE By Franz Kafka , with an homago by Thomas Mann . Knopf . $ 4.50 . By
ANNE FREMANTLE HE Milena of these letters THE came from an old hezech ...

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Reading Kafka

Willy Haas was the first to speak of a “ passionate relationship , ” of a “ love ”
between Kafka and Milena , although he adds that " their love was essentially a
letter - love , like the love of Werther or Kierkegaard ” ( M 9 ) . Yet one may ask ...

Author: Professor Mark Anderson

Publisher: Schocken

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Page: 287

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Essays discuss Kafka in relation to anti-Semitism, Zionism, psychoanalysis, contemporary theories of sexuality, and the First World War

Cross Currents

Their association actually did not begin with that meeting, but with Milena's
translation of his stories. It gave rise to the correspondence now known as Letters
to Milena. A correspondence which, by the way, was made public after her death
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Category: Europe, Central

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Yearbook of Central European culture.

Confinia psychiatrica

Part of his correspondence with Milena is well known ( ' Briefe an Milena ' ) and
provides us with important data about Kafka's emotional life , literary work and
plans about his future . From these letters it can be seen how intense and ...

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Category: Art and mental illness

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Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka , Letters to Milena , pp . ... Two years after the letter to his father ,
Kafka sent off some extremely harsh letters to his sister , Ottla Harman , about the
family ' s dysfunctional state , resulting from the poor education given the children
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Author: Sara Loeb

Publisher: University Press of Amer

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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Franz Kafka, the Jewish writer from Prague, who wrote in German, grew up after the Emancipation at a time when most Jews in Central and Western Europe suffered from an identity crisis. The most prominent characteristic of the experience of this generation of young people was "hybridism," a kind of partial assimilation that brought them to a dead-end. In Franz Kafka: A Question of Jewish Identity, Sara Loeb examines this complex dialectic, focusing on the question of if, how, and to what extent Kafka's works reflect the identity crisis he suffered. She offers a new perspective of his life through an encounter between the points of view of two well-known critics: Max Brod, Kafka's close friend, and Marthe Rober, a literary critic who translated Kafka's works into French. Each seeks to examine, in a different way, the source of Kafka's link to his Jewishness. Loeb opens a window to Kafka's inner world, and examines the man and his work from a new perspective.