SKU: BODS-102603

Experience the complete, unedited diaries of one of the twentieth century's most influential writers, now available in English for the first time.

'The writing glimmers with sensitivity, and openness to the world' The Wall Street Journal

Spanning from Kafka's early twenties to the year before his death, Diaries contains a multitude of literature which offer unparalleled insight into his psyche. From daily event logs, literary sketches, drafts of letters, to records of dreams and reflections. Available for the first time in English, this volume is a comprehensive reconstruction of Kafka's handwritten diaries. Including previously unpublished content, Diaries restores Kafka's written thoughts to their original state, with omitted material such as names, descriptions and passages of a sexual nature no longer censored.

Through a faithful reproduction of the unique and raw writing captured in Kafka's notebooks, translator Ross Benjamin unveils not only the author's skilful utilisation of diaries for creative inspiration and honest introspection, but also their inherent brilliance as a standalone masterpiece.

  • ISBN: 9780241695746
  • Length: 704 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 45mm x 136mm
  • Weight: 638g

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