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A collection of Kafka's letters to Felice Bauer, written between 1912 and 1917, during which time they were twice engaged to be married. Their complex relationship coincided with a period of great productivity for Kafka, giving him hope and strength, but gradually disillusionment and ill-health.
Paperback, 798 pages
Published 1999 by نیلوفر (first published 1967)
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Franz Kafka and Felice Bauer's engagement photograph, July 1917
Kafka's True Will: An Introductory Essay, by Erich Heller
Editors' Note
First Page of a letter from Franz Kafka to Felice Bauer

Biographical Note
--Letters to Felice Bauer

Biographical Note
--Letters to Grete Bloch

Dec 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: letter, literature, note
اگر عمری را به انتظار باشم و هر آنچه با مشقت تمام٬هر چند اندک٬به دست آورده باشم و تمام عمر نمانده ام را٬برای آن لحظه که چشمهای بی قرار تو به من آرامش می دهد که دوستم داری...از دست بدهم می دانم که خیلی کم است و ارزش دارد.

خواستن تو نه از دوست داشتن است نه از روی هوس٬من نیازمند تو نیستم٬نمی خواهم که مال من باشی٬من عاشقم٬طالبم٬تمام ذرات وجودم ترا می طلبد.من عاشقم!عشقی که با آن به دنیا آمدم.با آن زندگی می کنم و برای آن میمیرم.عشقی که حتا در لحظاتی که ممکن است به یادت نباشم در وجودم لانه دارد.عشقی که
Erma Odrach
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a book of love letters sent by Franz Kafka to Felice Bauer between 1912-1917, the woman he was engaged to marry several times. A prolific letter writer, sometimes Kafka would write her twice a day. The following is a line from one of his more famous letters to her and it’s quite intense:

“…I answer one of your letters, then lie in bed in apparent calm, but my heart beats through my entire body and is conscious only of you.”

The letters offer an insight into Kafka’s genius and are reflect
Sep 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She was dull, had no taste for literature, poetry or theatre, yet he was intent on marrying her. Their break up gave literature The Trail. Behind a very great writer there is a dull woman. (I myself am too interesting to inspire great art.)
Miss Ravi
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography, 1394
نگاه کردن به آن رویِ آدمی که توانسته یکی از شاهکارهای ادبیات را خلق کند، هم جذاب است و هم غمناک. تماشای خلوت و خصلت‌های خاصی که اگر در هر آدمی جدا از نام و شهرتش باشد، می‌تواند او را غیرقابل تحمل کند و این نشان می‌دهد که چقدر فرانتس کافکا متفاوت است. تفاوتی فارغ از خوب یا بد بودنش. گاهی با کم تحملی معشوقه‌اش را متهم می‌کند و گاهی با احساساتی لبریز شده او را عزیزترین خطاب می‌کند. و آن جمله‌ی آخرین که در نهایت بی‌نتیجه بودن این رابطه را هم می‌رساند؛

و بعد از تمام این‌ها من همین هستم، باید باورت بشو
مهدیه خسروی
فلیسه، من با هر آنچه در وجودم به عنوان یک انسان خوب است، تو را دوست دارم. با هر آنچه در وجودم سزاوار هشیار بودن در میان هستی می کند. اگر این چیزی نیست، پس من هم چیزی نیستم. من تو را همین طور که هستی دوست دارم، با بخش هایی، از تو که خوشم می آید و نیز آنهایی که خوشم نمی آید، همه چیز را، همه چیز را. تو این طور حس نمی کنی، حتی اگر هر چیز دیگر سر جایش باشد. تو از من خشنود نیستی، با چیزهای مختلفی از من مخالفی، مرا چیزی جز این که هستم می خواهی. من باید "بیشتر در دنیای واقعی زندگی کنم،" باید "همه چیز را ...more
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kafka
„Das letzte Werk Kafkas, anders ist es nicht zu nennen, sind seine Briefe an Felice. Es ist ein Werk wie seine Tagebücher, aber auch wie der „Prozess“. Vielleicht ist es sogar mehr ein Werk wie dieser, dann es hat Einheit und Richtung. Es ist sogar, was man von wenigen Werken Kafkas sagen kann, abgeschlossen.“
(Elias Canetti)

"(...) ich kann nicht glauben, daß in irgendeinem Märchen um irgendeine Frau mehr und verzweifelter gekämpft worden ist als um Dich in mir, seit dem Anfang und immer von neue
Jun 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I read this in my late teens - or rather about half of the letters, for at some point I had enough of Kafka's constant whining. The letters give an interesting insight into daily life at that time, for the two have been in constant written exchange. However, Kafka's emotional and mental state seems as unhealthy in these lines as it appears in his stories. Was there any room for positive thoughts in him at all? Even his dedication to Felice is more the clinging of a drowning man to the next perso ...more
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: german
These letters give you a little more insight to the man behind the mad genius. Maybe even more so than his private journals, which tend to swerve between mundane recitings of his day and outright kooky insane quips.

Kafka, along with Rilke (I love me a good turn-of-the-century German), was the first "serious" writer I fell in love with (though for the record you'll never see me denigrating a good YA, fantasy, or sci-fi). I came across A Hunger Artist when I was about 10 or 11, and I was captivat
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
همیشه احساس خستگی می‌کنم، آرزوی خوابیدن را، همواره و همواره باید در سر بپرورانم. تنش و فشار به طور مداوم در قسمت راست و چپ بالای جمجمه ام وجود دارد. دیروز داستان کوچکی را شروع کردم که متن آن گویی در یک لحظه جلوی چشمانم گشوده شد و کاملا هم در حافظه ام جای گرفت؛ ولی امروز صفحه آن کاملا بسته شده است. وقتی میپرسم چه پیش خواهد آمد، به فکر خودم نیستم. من لحظات بدتری را گذرانده ام و کم و بیش هنوز هم زنده هستم. اگر برای خودم ننویسم وقت بیشتری خواهم داشت که برای تو بنویسم، و از نزدیک بودن به تو لذت ببرم، ...more
Lo que más me gusta de Kafka es las ganas que me hace venir de escribir. Pocos escritores lo consiguen. No se trata de que escriban bien. Nabokov y Dostoievski, otros de mis dos escritores favoritos, no me hacen venir ni el más débil deseo de escribir: todo lo contrario, me apabullan con su perfección y me convencen de que no vale la pena intentarlo. Pero no es que Kafka escriba mal. Por supuesto. Es por lo que cuenta y por la intensidad con la que lo hace.

Todo lo que cuenta Kafka me lo siento
Very conflicted about this one. Much of it shows K at his unfortunate worst: distraught to the point of mania, mired in depression. For every passage of genuine characteristic brilliance - the bits we're looking for in his private prose and calling, justly, literature - for each valuable pair of sentences there are three pages of agonized ugly-crying: Kafka spinning his wheels, crazed over not receiving timely replies from Felice, pouring his ink and energy into sussing out the logistics of when ...more
Manik Sukoco
Dec 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kafka's letters to Felice Bauer are almost heart braking to read. Collected they form a painfully honest story of a writer in the midst of turmoil- stuck in a job he loathes, obsessive about his own writing and yet terribly insecure about it, feeling like an outcast and fallen in love with someone who lives in another country. These letters, written at all hours, usually twice a day are repetitive and full of self-criticism and insecurities, but also absolute love and devotion and for all these ...more
Jan 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wonder who would ever finish this? This could only be read over the course of decades. It may offer a window into the mind of the author and the works: a tremendous fear of letters not being delivered, on relationship and family, and the context of society in early 20th c Prague. There are a few extremely humourous episodes related to family life and anecdotes such as Kafka sending a suicide note to Max Brod when it was suggested he take his afternoons to work in the factory. I enjoyed these r ...more
Dec 27, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Franz Kafka ist ein ganz eigenes Phänomen. Seine Werke sind anders, düster, seltsam, und in den Augen vieler wohl ohne Botschaft oder Moral.
Dass hinter solchen Werken auch ein seltsamer, wohl gequälter Mensch stecken muss, ist eigentlich klar.
Kafka wollte nie, dass seine unveröffentlichen Werke, Tagebücher oder Korrespondenz nach seinem Tod veröffentlicht werden. Es wurde sich aber darüber hinweggesetzt. Dies ist zum einem ein Glück für uns, zum anderen schon irgendwie unverschämt. Nachdem ich d
Mar 26, 2012 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I have not finished this book but I love what I've read so far - Kafka really was a genius. So this book is a collection of letters that Kafka wrote to Felice Bauer between 1912 and 1917, during which time they were twice engaged to be married. So far it's a very insightful read, however, it's also a pretty intense read and I think I'll have to take it slow - only read a few letters each time. Kafka was so passionate about literature and writing. He once wrote in a letter to Felice "writing sust ...more
Sascha Cooper
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So far this is a very insightful read to what went on in that genius mind of his. Although at times the letters seem awkward, he shows himself to be the best he can be when he professes his love to Felice. Kafka really was a genius and he never realised it.
Craig Munro
Apr 09, 2009 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Has the worst introduction I've ever read ...
Sohini Sarker
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kafka
Beautiful and heart breaking.
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good book
Jens Peters
Jul 14, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Haven't finished this one yet - I think you should take letters a bit at a time. But what I've read so far is very good, and has even made me write a couple of letters myself...
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Yükseklere uçuvermek olağanüstü bir zevk olsa gerek,insan böylelikle tıpkı benim sende asılı kaldığım gibi yüklü bir ağırlıktan kurtulacaksa."
Franz Kafka ve Felice Bauer’in 1912’de başlayıp 1917 yılında Kafka’nın aşırı karamsar satırlarıyla sona eren mektuplarını barındıran bir kitap Felice’ye Mektuplar.Felice ve Kafka bu süreçte 2 kez nişanlanmışlar ve mektuplar kesildikten bir süre sonra Felice başkasıyla evlenmiş.Yıllar boyu bu mektupları saklamış ama kendisinin mektupları muhtemelen Kafka
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kafka, german
The book is large and physically beautiful, well curated, and with a brilliant introduction by Erich Heller. The letters themselves are, somehow, significantly more obscure than Kafka's fiction, and that's not only because they are incomplete on his side and completely missing on Felice's side. Yet it is certainly still possible to glimpse a specific angle of his life and his art. The letters do not present his open thoughts; they present an engagement with his frustrated desires towards the wom ...more
Hunger Artist
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The most anxious emotional entanglement of Kafka's life was with Felice Bauer, the woman with whom he engaged twice and pursued a period of intense letter writing for 5 years.

These are the most romantic love letters ever written by a lover. I know I have said similar for Kafka's Letters to Milena but Letters to Felice is as much literary feast as Letters to Milena are- the same nervousness, the same paranoid awareness, the same atmosphere of emotional suffocation—combined with moments of delight
Cate Davies
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't think I read a book for a long time either side of reading this one that had such a profound effect on me. This was my first ever experience with Kafka and I found his mind fascinating. Every page I read I became more invested in his relationship with Felice and it's on/off again nature.

The way he loves Felice is so obvious yet with every letter it becomes all the more devastating knowing that they didn't end up together after everything. His letters are wonderful and I will love them f
Ruby Yaquot
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
مرجع هام هام جدا ف حياته .... مرايه جديدة هنشوف كافكا من خلالها
حاجه مشرحة بجد ...
بس رساله لكافكا " كل حلفائك خانوك يا كافكا"
لان خطبته باعت كل الرسايل دى واخدت تمنها ، وهو ف كل رسايله بيذكر انه مش عاوز حد يشوف هو بيكتب ايه 😁😁😁😁
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
بسط و قبضِ عشق رو در نامه‌های کافکا به محبوبش ببینید و لذت ببرید.
Sahib Khan
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Close to my heart
May 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

13 Agosto: Primer encuentro con Felice Bauer en casa de la familia Brod en Praga.
20 Septiembre: Primera carta a Felice.


10/16 Junio: Carta en la que Kafka pide la mano de Felice por primera vez.


Principios de Enero: Kafka pide una vez más la mano de Felice por carta; evasiva respuesta de

28 Febrero/1 Marzo: Encuentro en Berlín; objeciones de Felice a un eventual matrimonio con él.

Finales de Marzo: Kafka decide abandonar Praga caso de que Felice no se declare dispuesta a
Bahman Bahman
Jul 07, 2016 rated it liked it
خسته، حتماً، فلیسه‌ی من، وقتی این نامه را برمی‌داری خسته هستی، و من باید به خاطر چشم‌های خواب‌آلود تو هم که شده، سعی کنم روشن و واضح بنویسم. آیا بهتر نیست نامه را همین الآن نخوانده کنار بگذاری، دراز بکشی، و بعد از این هفته‌ی پر سر و صدا و ازدحام چند ساعتی به خواب بروی؟ نامه در نخواهد رفت و حتی خیلی هم خوشحال خواهد شد اگر تا بیدار شدن تو روی تخت در انتظار بماند.

دقیقا نمی‌توانم بگویم الآن که مشغول نوشتن نامه هستم چه ساعتی است، چون ساعتم روی صندلی نه چندان دور از من قرار دارد و من جرات نمی‌کنم بلند
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Franz Kafka was one of the major fiction writers of the 20th century. He was born to a middle-class German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, Bohemia (presently the Czech Republic), Austria–Hungary. His unique body of writing—much of which is incomplete and which was mainly published posthumously—is considered to be among the most influential in Western literature.

His stories include "The Metamorph

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