Blue Octavo Notebooks by Franz Kafka, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Product Description. The Blue Octavo Notebooks by Franz Kafka Edited by Max Brod Translated by Ernst Kaiser & Eithne Wilkins ISBN 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.

Author: Dujora Zolot
Country: Azerbaijan
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Relationship
Published (Last): 2 December 2004
Pages: 350
PDF File Size: 14.5 Mb
ePub File Size: 1.84 Mb
ISBN: 277-3-54115-349-3
Downloads: 81343
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Arajora

I am not strong enough for this work, I have known this for a long time and yet I do nothing to change anything. Is that what you call depressing brilliance as is seen in Ocfavo Orwell, etc.?

When Kafka’s literary ictavo, Max Brod, published the diaries inhe omitted these notebooks–which include short stories, fragments of stories and other literary writings–because, he wrote, From late until JuneFranz Kafka ceased to keep a diary, for which he had used quarto-size kafkx, instead writing in a series of smaller, octavo-size notebooks. One of the ways in which the hiddenness can express itself is through faith in a personal god.

Franz Kafka – The Blue Octavo Notebooks

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 blu, dates, are found in them only as a rare exception. It’s pure Kafka, yeah, but it’s almost unbearable to read because it’s so compact in substance–the subject matter is intellectually labyrinthine stuff, and when it’s all smashed together like this, it’s overwhelming.

Dec 29, Ingrid Contreras rated it it was amazing. The other third became Luna.


Kafka – The Blue Octavo Notebooks | Exact Change

Notify me of new comments via email. Its capacity lies in finding in the dark void a place where the beam of light can be intensely caught, without this having been perceptible before. Published February 1st by Exact Change first published Jul 29, Jenni rated it really liked it Shelves: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Parts of it were brilliant, some others not so. kafma

My three star rating is based essentially on the form of the book, not the content, but the way in which the content is comprised; the raw composition of the material, which is so totally dense in its original state, and not really organized in any sense other than the order in which it was written, doesn’t really work as a book.

As disturbing as his fictions are, they bother about telling a story and in stories lie nooks and crannies of hope or at least echoes thereof.

This is going too far. Your email address will not be published.

Blue Octavo Notebooks : Franz Kafka :

Some of these, which I wrote down: Art flies around truth, but with the definite intention lafka not getting burnt. But if, for instance, I read a good book, say an account of travels, it rouses me, satisfies me, suffices me. This edition of the English translation has been corrected with reference to the German text for certain omissions and discrepancies of sequence.

I never realized how religious he was until I read this. The notebooks are recognized for expressing some of Kafka’s interest in Judaic studies, [2] though he continued kafak live a secular lifestyle. The Trial The Castle Amerika.


The name was given to them by Max BrodKafka’s literary executor, to differentiate them from the regular quarto-sized notebooks Kafka used as diaries. The coach came, and, bound hand and foot, I was flung in beside the gentleman, over the back seat, so that my head I lay on the ground by the wall, writhing in pain, trying to burrow into the damp earth.

The Octavo notebooks were later included in a volume of fragments and uncollected writings published inalong with the numbered extracts. In any case weariness signifies insufficiency. This fact can even be proved by means of the sense of hearing. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Blue Octavo Notebooks

That said, much of the best material here has been lifted and arranged in a frankly more digestible manner in Schocken’s ‘Aphorisms’ and ‘Complete Stories’. My purpose is quite simple: This is an amazing book. Kafka obtained the degree of Doctor of Law on kafkka June and performed an obligatory year of unpaid service as law clerk for the civil and criminal courts. I’m sinking into his world This is a place where I never was before: Prior to his death, Kafka wrote to his friend and literary executor Max Brod: Dec 27, Al Matthews rated it really liked bleu Recommends it for: No trivia or quizzes yet.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.