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.

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The inner world can only be experienced, not described. There was a buzzing and whizzing in the fields. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x In the kafkka I shall not bother about figures and statistics; that I leave to the historians of the Jewish theater. Huge margins make for easy annotating but the font is absurdly small given the trim size.

I was sitting at the edge of the field, gazing into the water of the little stream. Used with permission from the artist.

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. Dec 29, Ingrid Contreras rated it it was amazing. I did not see her. Apr 29, Debra rated it it was amazing. We use cookies to give you notebooka best possible experience.

Franz Kafka was one of the major fiction writers of the 20th century. Notify me of new comments via email. Stories and Other Writings Schocken Books 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.

In addition to otherwise unpublished material, the notebooks contain some of Kafka’s most famous aphorisms within their original context. Kafka’s writing attracted little attention until after his death. Upon this Night too cold for Moon, I should snuggle with K.


Be the first to ask a question about Blue Octavo Notebooks. A bit like Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.

Includes Reflections on Sin etc. The blue octavo notebooks were the equivalent of those oxtavo student composition books, meant for scribblings and first drafts.

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Email required Address never made public. Many people assume that besides the great primal deception there is also in every individual case a noteboks special deception provided for their benefit, in other words that when octavl 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.

This is an amazing book.

Later, Kafka acquired some knowledge of the French language and culture; one of his favorite authors was Flaubert.

Hence he did not feel it. She generously shared her space with her brother and Kafka loved the quiet and solitude of this space; while visiting this simple hideaway, at the height of winter and world war, he had one of his most productive writing periods. May 30, kttf rated it liked it. I’m sinking into his world From late until JuneFranz Kafka ceased to keep a diary, for which he had used quarto-size notebooks, instead writing in a series of smaller, octavo-size notebooks. My purpose is quite simple: The Blue Octavo Notebooks date from to These nondescript pads, which are filled with writing down to the last page Kafka scholars refer to them as the Octavo Notebooks A through Doffer a startling and confusing sight: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Das Leiden ist das positive Element dieser Welt, ja es ist die einzige Verbindung zwischen dieser Welt und dem Positiven. This book is dense. View all 3 comments. Followers of Kafka will require this book and will find it most rewarding. This edition includes the complete notebooks, the numbered extracts, and Max Brod’s original notes. But if, for instance, I read a good book, say an account of travels, it rouses me, satisfies me, suffices me.


Proofs that previously I did not include this book in my eternity, or had not pushed on far enough ahead to have an intuitive glimpse of the eternity that necessarily includes this book as well.

Blue Octavo Notebooks

There is no doubt of that, but it proves nothing against the heavens, for heaven simply means the impossibility of crows. The Warden of the Tomb. What I do appreciate are the lists and reflections that were clearly there’s always this tension with Kafka’s work, since notebloks allegedly told Max Brod to burn everything; I kind of suspect his, but it s Compared to most Kafka, maybe a 2?

Two additional notebooks that Kafka must have used are missing. Small things, bursts of words, dense… fragments. Dieser Punkt ist zu erreichen. I cannot let go of the earth.

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ocyavo Perhaps some of that survives in his most private thoughts: I only noticed how she swung along as she ran, how her veil flew, how her feet lifted: Hotebooks I do 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 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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