The lost writings / Franz Kafka ; found, selected & with an afterword by Reiner Stach ; translated by Michael Hofmann
Book | A New Directions Paperbook | 2020 | First edition.

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First edition.
138 pages ; 20 cm
The stories in Part I have never before been translated into English and are taken from the S. Fischer Nachgelassene Schriften und Fragmente II. The stories in Part II have been previously translated. All the translations in The Lost Writings are by Michael Hofmann.
"Unearthed by the master Kafka biographer and scholar Reiner Stach and translated by the peerless Michael Hofmann, this collection comes as a prize and a joy. Some stories are several pages long; some run about a page; a handful are only a few lines long. Lost to English-language readers until now, all are marvels: even the most fragmentary texts are revelations. "Wonderful," Hofmann remarked, as he was translating. "It's full of the love of narration, surprises, and the sweetness and purity of invention. It's amazing how inexhaustible Kafka is. We think we 'know' him and have him down. He pops up somewhere else, as something different. It's my (sober) assessment that nothing will have changed our view of Kafka more than this book in fifty years"-- Provided by publisher.
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