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Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka

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Franz Kafka

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Andreas Kilcher. Yale University Press, New Haven, 2022.

366 pp. well illustrated (all col.). 30 x 21 cm. LC 2021-948839 In English. Hardcover.

ISBN 9780300260663

The year 2019 brought a sensational discovery: hundreds of drawings by the writer Franz Kafka (1883–1924) were found in a private collection that for decades had been kept under lock and key. Until now, only a few of Kafka’s drawings were widely known. Although Kafka is renowned for his written work, his drawings are evidence of what his literary executor Max Brod termed his “double talent.” Irresistible and full of fascinating figures, shifting from the realistic to the fantastic, the grotesque, the uncanny, and the carnivalesque, they illuminate a previously unknown side of the quintessential modernist author. Kafka’s drawings span his full career, but he drew most intensively in his university years, between 1901 and 1907. An entire booklet of drawings from this period is among the many new discoveries, along with dozens of loose sheets. Published for the first time in English, these newly available materials are collected with his known works in a complete catalogue raisonné of more than 240 illustrations, reproduced in full color. Essays by Andreas Kilcher and Judith Butler provide essential background for this lavish volume, interpreting the drawings in their own right while also reconciling their place in Kafka’s larger oeuvre.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Czech Republic -- 1900-1945 -- Drawings and Watercolors --

Artist(s): Kafka, Franz

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