Product Description. The Blue Octavo Notebooks by Franz Kafka Edited by Max Brod Translated by Ernst Kaiser & Eithne Wilkins ISBN Blue Octavo Notebooks by Franz Kafka, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. 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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Ein erstes Zeichen beginnender Erkenntnis ist der Wunsch zu sterben. They are not in diary format but are actually literary pieces and fragments of ideas that run the gamut from Judaism to human suffering.

This edition includes the complete notebooks, the numbered extracts, and Max Brod’s original notes. In the following I shall not bother about figures and statistics; that I leave to the historians of the Jewish theater. They are hanging in my wardrobe, one on each hook. Some are incredibly funny: Fill in notebookw details below or click an icon to log in: Ich bin Ende oder Anfang. Here is a personal selection.

Jul ntoebooks, Robert rated it really liked it. Trivia About Blue Octavo Noteb Huge margins make for easy annotating but the font is absurdly small given the trim size. Some passages go so far as to suggest, to me at least, a Zen-like attitude toward existence, which is to say a negation of existence or indifference or an acceptance of all things as one thing and one thing as all things.

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Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Dec 29, Ingrid Contreras rated it it was amazing. Four unlined octavo volumes, each about eighty pages in length—a compact size suitable for carrying around town in his breast pocket—have been preserved from the winter of to This edition of the English translation has been corrected with reference to the German text for certain omissions and discrepancies of sequence.

The other third became Luna. In the end of his first year of studies, he met Max Brodwho would become a close friend of his throughout his life, together with the journalist Felix Weltschwho also studied law.

It kafkw me three weeks to read and it’s notebbooks 98 pages. This is a place where I never was before: In this there is also a residue of belief that during the move the master will chance to come along the corridor, look at the prisoner and say: Scholars have noted that from late until JuneKafka stopped writing entries in his diaries, and instead wrote in these notebooks, the bulk of which were aphorisms.

You are commenting using your B,ue. This is nice — the little jottings that were I gather Kafka’s primary genre. May 30, kttf rated it liked 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.

Kafka – The Blue Octavo Notebooks

Two additional notebooks that Kafka must have lctavo are missing. Jun 13, Lee rated it it was amazing. Beobachte dich ist das Wort der Schlange. Some of this was rather depressing. What Kafka created there is a list of irreverent and troubling Zen koans. Be the first to ask a question about Blue Octavo Notebooks. Huge margins ma If you’ve enjoyed his diaries, reading fragments and unfinished bits and unconnected ideas, then you’ll appreciate this volume.

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Book ratings by Goodreads. Franz Kafka was one of the major fiction writers of the 20th century. Followers of Kafka will require this book and will find it most rewarding. I’d likely leave recommendations to Kafka fans.

Blue Octavo Notebooks

Bed, constipation, pain in back, irritable evening, cat in the room, dissension. Many of the aphorisms in this book are among my favorite writings by Kafka, and I loved alot of the unfinished narratives as well. Weariness does not kadka signify weakness of faith—or does it?

Along with the octavo notebooks, Brod also found a series of extracts copied out and numbered by Kafka. Lists with This Book. My favorite of Kafka’s journals, with wonderful Nietschean aphorisms told blu Kafka’s inimitable cadence and voice. Refresh and try again.