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.

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

Page: 272

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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.

Letters to My Daughter Milena Writing Journal

Creative notebook / journal simply beautifully & professionally designed with customized female baby name ( Milena ): ' Mommy, tell me something beautiful ', with beautiful and soft green and white colors.

Author: Customized Newborn Gifts Publishing

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781650658865

Category:

Page: 122

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Creative notebook / journal simply beautifully & professionally designed with customized female baby name ( Milena ): ' Mommy, tell me something beautiful ', with beautiful and soft green and white colors. All the elements in this journal / notebook are customizely hand-made. This will be another perfect gift for your daughter Milena or your loved ones for all time. You can have it use as a notebook, journal or composition book to capture all of the moving, proud or funny moments throughout your baby daughter Milena's childhood while they are still clear in your mind. Write letters to your daughter on a regular basis. Makes the perfect gift for baby showers, 1st birthdays, new births, birthday parties, or any other occasion that is special for celebrating your daughter. Under 10 Dollars.120 page, size: 6*9.

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.

Letter to the Father Brief an den Vater

INTRODUCTION “The easy possibility of writing letters,” wrote Franz Kafka to --
Milena Jesenská, “... must have brought wrack and ruin to the souls of the world.
Writing letters is actually an intercourse with ghosts and by no means just with the
 ...

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 0804150753

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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Franz Kafka wrote this letter to Hermann Kafka in November 1919; he was then thirty-six years old. Max Brod relates that Kafka actually gave it to his mother to hand to his father, hoping that it might renew a relationship that had disintegrated into tension and frustration on both sides. Kafka's probing of the abyss between them spared neither his father nor himself, and his cry for acceptance has an undertone of despair. He could not help seeing the lack of understanding between father and son as another moment in the universal predicament depicited in so much of his work. Probably realizing the futility of her son's gesture, his mother did not deliver the letter, but returned it to Kafka instead. Kafka died five years later, in 1924, of tuberculosis.

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.

Hitler s Mentor Dietrich Eckart His Life Times Milieu

4Franz Kafka, Letters to Milena (Letters of Franz Kafka to Milena Jesenska), Willy
Haas, editor, New York, Schocken Books, 1952, p. 49. 5 Franz Kafka, Letter to his
Father, trans. Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, Schocken, New York, 1966, p.

Author: Joseph Howard Tyson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595616852

Category: History

Page: 480

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Early associates such as Rudolf Hess, Ernst Hanfstaengl, and Hermann Esser all claimed that Hitler revered alcoholic playwright Dietrich Eckart more than any other colleague. Eminent German historians Karl Dietrich Bracher, Werner Maser, Georg Franz-Willig, and Ernst Nolte have confirmed this assessment. Hitler not only dedicated Mein Kampf to Eckart, he hung his portrait in Munich's Brown House, placed a bust of him in the Reich Chancellery next to one of Bismarck, and named Berlin's 1936 Olympic stadium the Dietrich Ekcart Outdoor Theater. Yet British-American scholarship has virtually ignored "Nazism's Spiritual Father." J. H. Tyson weaves Eckart's biography into a colorful account of modern German history.

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.

A Franz Kafka Encyclopedia

Jesenska, Milena 143 America by Johanna Brummer. he rescues Karl from the
ship and takes him into his own home at the beginning of ... Kafka's letters to her
have been collected in the volume known as Briefe an Milena (Letters to Milena).

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.

Women in the Shadows

Briefe an Milena ( Letters to Milena ] had just appeared . They already had
become the synonym for a deep soul relationship . It is not of importance to
literary scholars of the time that the personality of the “ true ” Milena Jesenská
appears only ...

Author: Ch. S. Chiu

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820488561

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Women in the Shadows discusses the biographies of five brilliant and talented women born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire: Mileva Einstein-Maric, Margarete Jeanne Trakl, Lise Meitner, Milena Jesenská, and Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. Charles S. Chiu creates «a narrative against forgetting, as a small step out of darkness» by writing about these women's accomplishments, which were overshadowed by those of the famous men in their lives. Edith Borchardt's translation brings this narrative to a wider audience. Women in the Shadows will interest scientists and scholars in the humanities as well as the general reader. The women portrayed represent various fields - mathematics, physics, music and literature, journalism, and architecture - making Women in the Shadows suitable for courses on the history of science, German and Austrian studies, as well as women's studies.

Kafka Translated

All that was left of Milena Jesenská was a tooth. The physical metonymy of that
tooth is perhaps emblematic of the remnants of Jesenská's translatorial legacy,
constructed mainly from silence; she is mostly remembered by Franz Kafka's
Letters ...

Author: Michelle Woods

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441133445

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Kafka Translated is the first book to look at the issue of translation and Kafka's work. What effect do the translations have on how we read Kafka? Are our interpretations of Kafka influenced by the translators' interpretations? In what ways has Kafka been 'translated' into Anglo-American culture by popular culture and by academics? Michelle Woods investigates issues central to the burgeoning field of translation studies: the notion of cultural untranslatability; the centrality of female translators in literary history; and the under-representation of the influence of the translator as interpreter of literary texts. She specifically focuses on the role of two of Kafka's first translators, Milena Jesenská and Willa Muir, as well as two contemporary translators, Mark Harman and Michael Hofmann, and how their work might allow us to reassess reading Kafka. From here Woods opens up the whole process of translation and re-examines accepted and prevailing interpretations of Kafka's work.

Letters to Felice

... final parting from Kafka, Felice married a well-to-do Berlin businessman. Of this
marriage there were two children, a son and a daughter. That Kafka knew of the
birth of these children is clear from his letters to Milena Jesenská and Max Brod.

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: Schocken

ISBN: 0804150761

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 624

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Franz Kafka first met Felice Bauer in August 1912, at the home of his friend Max Brod. The twenty-five-year-old career woman from Berlin—energetic, down-to-earth, life-affirming—awakened in him a desire to marry. Kafka wrote to Felice almost daily, sometimes even twice a day. Because he was living in Prague and she in Berlin, their letters became their sole source of knowledge of each other. But soon after their engagement in 1914, Kafka began having doubts about the relationship, fearing that marriage would imperil his dedication to writing and interfere with his need for solitude. Through their break-up, a second engagement in 1917, and their final parting later that year, when Kafka began falling ill with the tuberculosis that would eventually claim his life, their correspondence continued. The more than five hundred letters that Kafka wrote to Felice over the course of those five years were acquired by Schocken from her in 1955. They reveal the full measure of Kafka's inner turmoil as he tried, in vain, to balance his need for stability with the demands of his craft. "These letters are indispensable for anyone seeking a more intimate knowledge of Kafka and his fragmented world." —Library Journal

Work of Giorgio Agamben

Franz Kafka, Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. Ernst Kaiser and
Eithne Wilkins (New York: Schocken Books, 1954), p. 308; translation slightly
modified. Franz Kafka, Letters to Milena, trans. Philip Boehm (New York:
Schocken ...

Author: Justin Clemens

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074868901X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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This collection of essays, newly available in paperback, seeks to explore Agamben's work from philosophical and literary perspectives, thereby underpinning its place within larger debates in continental philosophy.

Silences

(A personal selection): Virginia Woolf: A Writer's Diary. (We are now beginning to
have the letters as well.) Anton Chekhov: certain letters; his Notebooks. Katherine
Mansfield: Journal, Letters. Franz Kafka: Diaries, all letters (Letters to Milena, ...

Author: Tillie Olsen

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558618791

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

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First published in 1978, Silences single-handedly revolutionized the literary canon. In this classic work, now back in print, Olsen broke open the study of literature and discovered a lost continentthe writing of women and working-class people. From the excavated testimony of authors letters and diaries we learn the many ways the creative spirit, especially in those disadvantaged by gender, class and race, can be silenced. Olsen recounts the torments of Melville, the crushing weight of criticism on Thomas Hardy, the shame that brought Willa Cather to a dead halt, and struggles of Virginia Woolf, Olsens heroine and greatest exemplar of a writer who confronted the forces that would silence her. This 25th-anniversary edition includes Olsens now infamous reading lists of forgotten authors and a new introduction and author preface.

Tropes Parables and Performatives

10 Thomas Hardy, Jacques Derrida, and the "Dislocation of Souls" My focus is a
poem by Thomas Hardy, "The Torn Letter." As a way into this admirable poem, a
passage from Kafka's Letters to Milena and a recent essay by Jacques Derrida ...

Author: J. Hillis Miller

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 082239068X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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Tropes, Parables, Performatives collects J. Hillis Miller’s essays on seven major twentieth-century authors: Lawrence, Kafka, Stevens, Williams, Woolf, Hardy, and Conrad. For all their evident differences, these essays from early to late explore a single intuition about literature, which may be framed by three words: “trope,” “parable,” and “performative.” Throughout these essays Miller is fascinated with the tropological dimension of literary language, with the way figures of speech turn aside the telling of a story or the presentation of a literary theme. The exploration of this turning leads to the recognition that all works of literature are parabolic, “thrown beside” their real meaning. They tell one story but call forth something else. Miller further agrees that all parables are fundamentally performative. They do not merely name something or give knowledge, but rather use words to make something happen, to get the reader from here to there. Each essay here attempts to formulate what, in a given case, the reader perfomatively enters by way of parabolic trope.

Sepharad

I saw the beautiful name of Milena Jesenska for the first time in the amazing
Cartas a Milena (Letters to Milena) by Franz Kafka, in an Alianza paperback that
has been with me for a long time. It was that single name in the title of a book,
Milena, ...

Author: Antonio Muñoz Molina

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547544774

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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An “amazing” novel about the diaspora of Sephardic Jews amid the tumult of twentieth century history (The Washington Post Book World). From one of Spain’s most celebrated writers, this extraordinary blend of fiction, history, and memoir tells the story of the Sephardic diaspora through seventeen interlinked chapters. “If Balzac wrote The Human Comedy, [Antonio] Muñoz Molina has written the adventure of exile, solitude, and memory,” Arturo Pérez-Reverte observed of this “masterpiece” that shifts seamlessly from the past to the present along the escape routes employed by Sephardic Jews across countries and continents as they fled Hitler’s Holocaust and Stalin’s purges in the mid-twentieth century (The New York Review of Books). In a remarkable display of narrative dexterity, Muñoz Molina fashions a “rich and complex story” out of the experiences of people both real and imagined: Eugenia Ginzburg and Greta Buber-Neumann, one on a train to the gulag, the other heading toward a Nazi concentration camp; a shoemaker and a nun who become lovers in a small Spanish town; and Primo Levi, bound for Auschwitz (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). From the well-known to the virtually unknown, all of Muñoz Molina’s characters are voices of separation, nostalgia, love, and endless waiting. “Stories that vibrate beneath the burden of history, that lift with the breath of human life.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review “A magnificent novel about the iniquity and horror of fanaticism, and especially the human being’s indestructible spirit.” —Mario Vargas Llosa “Moving and often astonishing.” —The New York Times

Constellation of Genius

43. Though they only met on a couple of occasions, Franz and Milena conducted
a passionate correspondence that amounted to a love affair of the mind. The
book arising from this exchange after Franz's death, Letters to Milena, has
received ...

Author: Kevin Jackson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374710333

Category: History

Page: 448

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Ezra Pound referred to 1922 as Year One of a new era. It was the year that began with the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses and ended with the publication of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, two works that were arguably "the sun and moon" of modernist literature, some would say of modernity itself. In Constellation of Genius, Kevin Jackson puts the titanic achievements of Joyce and Eliot in the context of the world in which their works first appeared. As Jackson writes in his introduction, "On all sides, and in every field, there was a frenzy of innovation." It is in 1922 that Hitchcock directs his first feature; Kandinsky and Klee join the Bauhaus; the first AM radio station is launched; Walt Disney releases his first animated shorts; and Louis Armstrong takes a train from New Orleans to Chicago, heralding the age of modern jazz. On other fronts, Einstein wins the Nobel Prize in Physics, insulin is introduced to treat diabetes, and the tomb of Tutankhamun is discovered. As Jackson writes, the sky was "blazing with a ‘constellation of genius' of a kind that had never been known before, and has never since been rivaled." Constellation of Genius traces an unforgettable journey through the diaries of the actors, anthropologists, artists, dancers, designers, filmmakers, philosophers, playwrights, politicians, and scientists whose lives and works—over the course of twelve months—brought a seismic shift in the way we think, splitting the cultural world in two. Was this a matter of inevitability or of coincidence? That is for the reader of this romp, this hugely entertaining chronicle, to decide.

Kafka A Very Short Introduction

Joseph Kresh (New York: Schocken, 1947) Letters to Friends, Family and Editors,
tr. Richard and Clara Winston (New York: Schocken, 1988) Letters to Felice, tr.
James Stern and Elizabeth Duckworth (London: Vintage, 1992) Letters to Milena,
 ...

Author: Ritchie Robertson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191577936

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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'When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from troubled dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect ...' So begins Franz Kafka's most famous story Metamorphosis. Franz Kafka (1883-1924) is among the most intriguing and influential writers of the twentieth century. During his lifetime he worked as a civil servant and published only a handful of short stories, the best known being The Transformation. All three of his novels, The Trial, The Castle, and The Man Who Disappeared [America], were published after his death and helped to found Kafka's reputation as a uniquely perceptive interpreter of the twentieth century. Kafka's fiction vividly evokes bizarre situations: a commercial traveller is turned into an insect, a banker is arrested by a mysterious court, a fasting artist starves to death in the name of art, a singing mouse becomes the heroine of her nation. Attending both to Kafka's crisis-ridden life and to the subtleties of his art, Ritchie Robertson shows how his work explores such characteristically modern themes as the place of the body in culture, the power of institutions over people, and the possibility of religion after Nietzsche had proclaimed 'the death of God'. The result is an up-to-date and accessible portrait of a fascinating author which shows us ways to read and make sense of his perplexing and absorbing work. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Agamben s Joyful Kafka

'Yes, torture is extremely important to me', he wrote to his friend Milena Jesenská
in November 1920, 'my sole occupation is torturing and being ... It is absolutely
impossible for whoever accuses himself 22 Franz Kafka, Letters to Milena. Trans.

Author: Anke Snoek

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441172491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Both Giorgio Agamben and Franz Kafka are best known for their gloomy political worldview. A cautious study of Agamben's references on Kafka, however, reveals another dimension right at the intersection of their works: a complex and unorthodox theory of freedom. The inspiration emerges from Agamben's claims that 'it is a very poor reading of Kafka's works that sees in them only a summation of the anguish of a guilty man before the inscrutable power'. Virtually all of Kafka's stories leave us puzzled about what really happened. Was Josef K., who is butchered like a dog, defeated? And what about the meaningless but in his own way complete creature Odradek? Agamben's work sheds new light on these questions and arrives, through Kafka, at different strategies for freedom at the point where this freedom is most blatantly violated.

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

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

View: 204

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