Product Description. The Blue Octavo Notebooks by Franz Kafka Edited by Max Brod Translated by Ernst Kaiser & Eithne Wilkins ISBN In at the age of thirty-four, Franz Kafka was diagnosed with tuberculosis. He spent most of the following year away from Prague, taking in the clean air on a. Franz Kafka – The Blue Octavo Notebooks. Screen Shot at “Among other things in Kafka’s posthumous papers there.

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What I do appreciate are the lists and reflections that were clearly octvao 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.

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This fact can even be proved by means of the sense of hearing. We crawled through the dust, a pair of snakes. This life appears unbearable, another unattainable. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I never realized how religious he was until I read this.

You raven, I said, you old bird of ill omen, what are you always doing on my path? Your email address will not be published. This point has to be reached. Mar 23, Geoff rated it it was amazing. 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.

May 30, kttf rated it liked it.

Blue Octavo Notebooks by Franz Kafka

Scholars have noted that from late until JuneKafka noebooks writing entries in his diaries, and instead wrote in these notebooks, the bulk of which were bluee. Das Grausamste des Todes: Some of this was rather depressing. There are no discussion notebookz on this book yet. In the end of his first year of studies, he met Max Brodwho would become a close friend of his throughout his life, together with the journalist Felix Weltschwho also studied law.


It took me three weeks to read and it’s only 98 pages. If you’ve enjoyed his diaries, reading fragments and unfinished bits and unconnected ideas, then you’ll appreciate this volume. At the university, he joined a student club, named Lese- und Redehalle der Deutschen Studenten, which organized literary events, readings and other activities.

This edition of the English translation has been corrected with reference to the German text for certain omissions and discrepancies of sequence. Perhaps, even you, the Poet, do not understand what has arrived?

Jun 13, Lee rated it it was amazing. His stories include The Metamorpho Franz Kafka was one of the major fiction writers of the 20th century. Refresh and try again. What I octavl 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 notebookss I kind of suspect his, but it s Compared to most Kafka, octvo a 2?

One is no longer ashamed of wanting to die; one asks to be moved from the old cell, which one hates, to a new one, which one willl only in time come to hate.

Oct 30, Patty Cottrell rated it it was amazing. Horche nicht einmal, warte nur. I rated some of the same writings that Max Brod compliled in The Great Wall of China at 5 stars simply because they were more digestible. Many people assume that besides the great primal deception there is also in every individual case a little special deception provided for their benefit, rranz other words that when a drama of love is performed on the stage, the actress has, apart from the hypocritical smile for her lover, also an especially insidious smile for the quite particular spectator in the top balcony.


We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Jul 29, Jenni rated it really liked it Shelves: The blue octavo notebooks were the equivalent of those salt-and-pepper student composition books, meant for scribblings and first drafts. The crows maintain that a single crow could destroy the heavens. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Will you ever fully understand? I only noticed how she blie along as she ran, how her veil flew, how her feet lifted: This book is dense.

It’s pure Kafka, yeah, but it’s almost unbearable to read because it’s so compact in substanc This book is dense.

Want to Read saving…. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Some English printings removed the frznz from their original place in the notebooks to avoid repetition.

In addition to otherwise unpublished material, the notebooks contain some of Kafka’s most famous aphorisms within their original context. You and I, the occupants of Never, are gifted our mythology by the severe church Survival, the cathedral of the 20th century.

Kafka – The Blue Octavo Notebooks

Quotes from Blue Octavo Noteb Retrieved from ” https: They create and hide in aesthetic structures. When Kafka’s literary executor, Max Brod, published the diaries inhe omitted these notebooks–which include short stories, fragments of stories and other literary writings–because, he wrote, “notations of a diary nature, dates, are found in them only as a rare exception.

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Already tired of me and eager for fresh action, the hounds were running senselessly against the wall. The moonlight dazzled us. Later, Kafka acquired some knowledge of the French language and culture; one of his favorite authors was Flaubert.