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Contents 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 Acknowledgements Key to Abbreviations Notes Bibliography Index of Names Index of Places Index of Works Photo Credits
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Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924.
Authors, Austrian -- 20th century -- Biography.