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  • Published: 15 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780805212662
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $22.99

Letter to the Father/Brief an den Vater

Bilingual edition



One of the most astonishing and revelatory pieces of writing ever produced by this twentieth-century literary icon, presented in both the original German and the English translation.

  • Published: 15 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780805212662
  • Imprint: Knopf US
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (1883–1924) was born into a Jewish family in Prague. In 1906 he received a doctorate in jurisprudence, and for many years he worked a tedious job as a civil service lawyer investigating claims at the State Worker's Accident Insurance Institute. He never married, and published only a few slim volumes of stories during his lifetime. Meditation, a collection of sketches, appeared in 1912; The Stoker: A Fragment in 1913; Metamorphosis in 1915; The Judgement in 1916; In the Penal Colony in 1919; and A Country Doctor in 1920. The great novels were not published until after his death from tuberculosis: America, The Trial and The Castle.

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