Product Description. The Blue Octavo Notebooks by Franz Kafka Edited by Max Brod Translated by Ernst Kaiser & Eithne Wilkins ISBN Blue Octavo Notebooks by Franz Kafka, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. 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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Blue Octavo Notebooks

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Wherever I go, you perch there, ruffling your scanty plumage. Along with the octavo notebooks, Brod also found a series of extracts copied out and numbered by Kafka. October 20, at 6: Open Preview See a Problem? The inner world can only be experienced, not described. But if, for instance, I read a good book, say an account of travels, it rouses me, satisfies me, suffices me. Many notes about Christian faith, sin, suffering, evil.

I have far more to Read, but far too little. Let me say that I myself have torn myself to shreds.

Kafka – The Blue Octavo Notebooks

She ran through the villages; children standing in the doorways watched her coming and watched her going. One is no longer ashamed of wanting to die; one asks to be moved from the old cell, which one hates, to a new one, which one willl only in time come to hate. This fact can even be proved by means of the sense of hearing. When Brod published Kafka’s diaries in he decided to omit the octavo notebooks nktebooks he considered their contents more philosophical and literary than the regular diaries Kafka kept.


In addition to otherwise unpublished material, the notebooks notebbooks some of Kafka’s most famous aphorisms within their original context. I’m sinking into his world Aug 03, Jody Rambo rated it really liked it. I lay on the ground by the wall, writhing in pain, trying to burrow into the damp earth. Horche nicht einmal, warte nur.

Art flies around truth, but with the definite intention of not getting burnt. Noteooks from Blue Octavo Noteb It could be imagined that Alexander the Great, in spite of his youthful triumphs in warfare, in spite of the superb army he built up, in spite of the energies he felt in himself that were directed to transforming the world, might have halted at the Hellespont and not have crossed it, and this not from fear, not from octaco, not from weakness of will, but from the force of gravity.

It seems intended more to cause stumbling than to be walked along. This article about a non-fiction book is a stub.


Kafka’s first language was German, but he was also fluent in Czech. What I do appreciate are the lists and reflections that were clearly there’s always this tension with Kafka’s work, since he allegedly told Max Brod to burn everything; I kind of suspect his, but it s Compared to most Kafka, maybe a 2? Erkenne dich selbst, bedeutet notevooks You raven, I said, you old bird of ill omen, what are you always doing on my path?

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Blue Octavo Notebooks by Franz Kafka

October 19, at 4: What Kafka created there is a list of irreverent and troubling Zen koans. It essentially reads like a continuation of the diaries, filling in the gap, minus any actual autobiographical material.

Jul 05, Lynne King added it Shelves: The other third became Luna. Compared to most Kafka, maybe a 2? Trivia About Blue Octavo Noteb Views Read Edit View history.