A Country Doctor (Short Prose of Franz Kafka) (Hardcover)

By Franz Kafka

Twisted Spoon Press, 9788090217140, 92pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1997

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/8/2011)
Paperback (8/31/2014)
Paperback (12/17/2013)

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Written during the winter of 1916-17 when Kafka was living in one of the tiny houses on Golden Lane (formerly Alchimistengasse) at Prague Castle, and published in spring 1920 by Kurt Wolff Verlag, the 14 short fictions comprising this volume are interconnected by a persistent exploration of identity, where even animals anthropomorphize into a new identity. "Before the Law," "A Country Doctor," and "A Report for an Academy" are among the most renowned stories he produced, and Kevin Blahut has rendered them in an English that is contemporary and fresh, capturing perfectly the nightmarish humor of Kafka's prose.