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Franz Kafka And Prague

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Published (first published January 1st 2000)
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“Praga no te deja escapar… Esta madrecita tiene garras… Hay que someterse o… Deberíamos encenderla en dos lados, en el Vyšehrad y en el Hrdaschin, entonces sería posible liberarnos.” Franz Kafka a Oskar Pollak, 20 de diciembre de 1902.

¡Qué gratificante es leer un libro sobre la vida y la ciudad en la que vivió tu autor favorito y el haber tenido la dicha de caminar sus mismas calles!
Praga es a Franz Kafka lo que Dublín es a James Joyce. Es imposible separarlos. Están tan ligados que uno no imagi
Yigal Zur
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
kafka was Prague and Prague was Kafka. an amazing interesting small book i took with walking in the footsteps of one of the most great and intriguing writer
Apr 13, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A tour of the various houses and areas of Prague that Kafka lived in during his short life (and there were many moves), which acts as a form of travel guide of this picturesque city.The tour is aided with turn-of-the-last-century daguerreotype photographs that enhance the image of our young, bright, sickly, hard -working writer trudging the streets of Prague.

Kafka, a German-speaking Jew, studied to be a lawyer, earned a PhD., a title which he applied very religiously in all his correspondance -
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A quirky biography of Kafka lavishly illustrated with contemporary photographs of Prague. A lovely book.

It also include a German - Czech street name reference which is fascinating in itself.
Chris Linehan
As an introductory guide book and a brief biography this book did actually a pretty good job. But, it felt like a museum book more than anything too personal. I am glad to have read it after visiting Prague and not before, as my trip provided a bit of a rudimentary geographic context for me to understand the book a bit better. I found one of the sections containing obituaries written for Kafka to be fascinating. It was from Johannes Urzidil’s There Goes Kafka. He noted, ‘writing as a form of pra ...more
Len Hayter
There is little I can say about this book. It is an introductory collection of facts about Franz Kafka's life and Prague between 1883 and 1924. There is little in the way of opinion and Kafka's literary works are passed over briefly. The short passages from some of the novels, stories and letters provided at the end of the volume have an annoying number of errors. However, it does contain the chilling opening sentence of The Trial: “Somebody must have falsely accused Josef K, for he was arrested ...more
Una Edición Magnifica!!
Contiene una gran compilación de datos sobre la vida de Kafka, un seguimiento de todos los lugares donde se formo, trabajó y vivió.
Sin duda una lectura muy buena para todo aquel seguidor de la vida y obra de este autor.
Un poco pesada la lectura por la cantidad de datos y lugares que se mencionan, pero se compensa la lectura con las imágenes y fotografías incluidas, así nos podemos hacer una mejor idea de lo que era la Praga de Kafka.
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Dentro de nosotros aún sobreviven los rincones sombríos, los pasadizos misteriosos, los ventanucos ciegos, los patios mugrientos, las tabernas ruidosas y las recoletas casas de huéspedes. Caminamos por los amplios bulevares de la ciudad recién construida; pero nuestros pasos, nuestras miradas, son inseguros”. Frank Kafka

Jesús Carlos
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una guía muy completa y suscinta de la Praga de Kafka , muchos documentos y fotografía, una historia de los principales sitios y solo falto un mapa sugerido para saber cómo recorrer los sitios que describe
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nice primer on Kafka and Prague. Not a comprehensive bio, but doesn’t proclaim to be - recommended.
Nel corso del mio recente viaggio a Praga sono passato anche per il famoso Vicolo d'Oro: al numero 22 si trovava l'abitazione di Ottla Kafka, sorella di Franz. Lo scrittore passava spesso a trovarla, fermandosi anche parecchie ore. Ora è una piccola libreria, ed è proprio al suo interno che ho comprato questo libro. Si tratta della riduzione di un'opera che di fatto costituisce una guida della Praga di Kafka, in cui vengono cioè descritti e raccontati i luoghi della sua vita: abitazioni, scuole, ...more
Mat Joiner
An excellent little book, not exactly a "full" biography of Kafka so much as snapshots of his life as perceived through the places he lived, worked, and socialised in. Liberally sprinkled with extracts from Kafka's diary and heavily illustrated with period photos of Prague. I found my copy second-hand for a couple of quid. Bargainous and recommended! ...more
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