Table of contents for Kafka : the decisive years / Reiner Stach ; translated from the German by Shelley Frisch.

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Translator's Preface
1. Introduction
Prologue: The Black Star
2. At Home with the Kafkas
3. Bachelors, Young and Old
4. Actors, Zionists, Wild People
5. Literature and Solitude: Leipzig and Weimar
6. Last Stop Jungborn
7. A Young Lady from Berlin
8. The Ecstasy of Beginning: The Judgment and The Stoker
9. A Near Defenestration
10. The Girl, The Lady, and The Woman
11. Love and a Longing for Letters
12. Exultant Weeks, Little Intrigues
13. The Bauer Family
14. America and Back: The Man Who Disappeared
15. The Lives of Metaphors: The Metamorphosis
16. The Fear of Going Mad
17. Balkan War: The Massacre Next Door
18. Nineteen Hundred Thirteen
19. The Man Who Disappeared: Perfection and Disintegration
20. Invention and Exaggeration
21. Sexual Trepidation and Surrender
22. The Working World: High Tech and the Ghosts of Bureaucracy
23. The Proposal
24. Literature, Nothing But Literature
25. Three Congresses in Vienna
26. Trieste, Venice, Verona, Riva
27. Grete Bloch: The Messenger Arrives
28. An All-Time Low
29. Kafka and Musil
30. Matrimonial Plans and Asceticism
31. Tribunal in Berlin
32. The Great War
33. Self-Inflicted Justice: The Trial and In the Penal Colony
34. The Return of the East
35. The Grand Disruption
36. No Man's Land
Key to Abbreviations
Index of Names
Index of Places
Index of Works
Photo Credits

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924.
Authors, Austrian -- 20th century -- Biography.