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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If you’ve enjoyed his diaries, reading fragments and unfinished bits and unconnected ideas, then you’ll appreciate this volume. In the seventh notebook, I was rather taken with the following as I could actually envisage it: Feb 24, Castor Luwian rated it liked it. Many notes about Christian faith, sin, suffering, evil. My three star rating is based essentially on the form of the book, not the content, but the way in which the content is comprised; the raw composition of the material, which is so totally dense in its original state, and not really organized in any sense other than the order in which it was written, doesn’t really work as a book.

She ran through the villages; children standing in the doorways watched her coming and watched her going. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. This edition of the English translation has been corrected with reference to the German text for certain omissions and discrepancies of sequence.


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Looking for beautiful books? Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read saving…. Parts of it were brilliant, some others not so. One of the ways in which the hiddenness can express itself is ,afka faith in a personal god. The first belongs to me, and the others can be claimed by anyone who wishes to send his name.

Kafka’s first language was German, but he was also fluent in Czech. Books by Franz Kafka.

Blue Octavo Notebooks

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 notdbooks or indifference or an acceptance of all things as one thing and one thing as all things.

Filed under German LiteratureKafka. Erkenne dich selbst, bedeutet nicht: Kafka’s writing attracted little attention until after his death. They are hanging in my wardrobe, one on each hook. I did not see her.

Kafka – The Blue Octavo Notebooks

My favorite of Kafka’s journals, with wonderful Nietschean aphorisms told in Kafka’s inimitable cadence and voice. 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. Jun 16, Andrew rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Blue Octavo Notebooksplease sign up. A little boy had a cat that was all he had inherited from his father and through it became Lord Mayor of London.


Yes, it said, and paced up and down before me with its head lowered, like a schoolmaster talking to the class, that is true; it is becoming almost distressing, even to me.

Apr 29, Debra rated it it was amazing. It essentially reads like a continuation of the diaries, filling in the gap, minus any actual autobiographical material. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

The blue octavo notebooks were the equivalent of those salt-and-pepper student composition books, meant for scribblings and first drafts.

Dec notenooks, Ingrid Contreras rated it it was amazing. Views Read Edit View history. I’m not sure why my friend Blue gave it one star; he’s cantankerous, but smart.

The Blue Octavo Notebooks – Wikipedia

During this time, Kafka started writing in octavo notebooks instead of his diary. Huge margins make for easy annotating but the font is absurdly small given the trim size. Return to Book Page. Small things, bursts of words, dense… fragments. Let me say that I myself have torn myself to shreds. Dieser Punkt ist octav erreichen.