Product Description. The Blue Octavo Notebooks by Franz Kafka Edited by Max Brod Translated by Ernst Kaiser & Eithne Wilkins ISBN Blue Octavo Notebooks by Franz Kafka, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Blue Octavo Notebooks. by Franz Kafka, translated by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. (Diaries; Exact Change, ). In at the age of thirty-four, Franz.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Description From late until JuneFranz Kafka ceased to keep a diary, for which he had used quarto-size notebooks, instead writing in a series of smaller, octavo-size notebooks.

This book is dense. Thank you so much for the suggestion! Oct 30, Patty Cottrell rated it it was amazing. Kafka is a genius.

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Your email address will not be published. View all 3 comments. It took me three weeks to read and it’s only 98 pages. My favorite of Kafka’s journals, with wonderful Nietschean aphorisms told in Kafka’s inimitable cadence and voice. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. What I do appreciate are the lists and reflections that were clearly there’s always this tension with Kafka’s work, since he allegedly told Hlue Brod to burn everything; I kind of suspect his, but it s Compared bule most Kafka, maybe a 2?

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Kafka – The Blue Octavo Notebooks

Languages Italiano Edit links. Perhaps, even you, the Poet, do not understand what has arrived? They are profound, sad and contemplative. But if, for instance, I read a good book, say an account of travels, octabo rouses me, satisfies me, suffices me.

What I do appreciate are the lists and reflections that were clearly there’s always this tension with Kafka’s work, since he allegedly told Max Brod to burn everything; I kind of suspect his, but it still casts reading Kafka in the forbidden, pleasurable light of sneaking into his room and unlocking a little diary.


Notify me of new comments via email. October 27, at Some are incredibly funny: The first belongs to me, and the others can be claimed by anyone who wishes to send his name. Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days When will my order arrive?

Where does the huge city lie? This edition includes the complete notebooks, the numbered extracts, and Max Brod’s original notes.

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Oct 03, Jeremy rated it really liked it Shelves: Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. We crawled octabo the dust, a pair of snakes. The man in ecstasy and the man drowning—both throw up their arms.

Man cannot live without a permanent trust in something indestructible in himself, though both the indestructible element and the trust may remain permanently hidden from him. This page was last edited on 30 Mayat Already tired of me and eager for fresh action, the hounds were running senselessly against the wall.

I’d likely leave recommendations to Kafka fans.

Franz Kafka – The Blue Octavo Notebooks

The moonlight dazzled us. Huge margins ma If you’ve enjoyed his diaries, reading fragments and unfinished bits and unconnected ideas, then you’ll appreciate this volume. What I will say is that, reading his life and personal writings chronologically, this volume captures the sharp shift in his inner world that came about in the fall ofwhen he was diagnosed with tuberculosis, when he broke off his relationship with Felice for the last time, when he temporarily moved to the country from the city, when he wasn’t reporting to a dismal office job for the first time in his entire adult life, when he seems to settle into a sort of dark zen acceptance: The Warden of the Tomb.


It was described before it occurred, octaavo what we call an arrival of a body before its arrival is a guardian angel, which clears the way and whispers warnings, its presence indicated by a knocking in the stairwell. Mar 23, Geoff rated it it was amazing. She generously shared her space with her brother and Kafka loved the quiet and solitude of this space; while visiting this simple hideaway, at the height of winter and world war, he had one of his most productive writing periods.

I feel too tightly constricted in everything that signifies Myself: It seems intended more to cause stumbling than to be walked along.

They create and hide in aesthetic structures. Used with permission from the artist. Aug 29, Kate Savage rated it it was amazing. Brod, in fact, would oversee the publication of most of Kafka’s work in his possession, which soon began to attract attention and high critical regard.

During his lifetime, he published only a few short stories and never finished any of his novels, unless “The Metamorphosis” is considered kagka short novel. Max Brod encountered significant difficulty in compiling Kafka’s notebooks into any chronological order as Kafka was known to start writing in the middle of notebooks, from the last towards the first, etc. The true way is along a rope that is not spanned high in the air, but only just above the ground.