Currently Reading September 3, 2013 Kafka: The Years Of Insight By Reiner Stach

Franz Kafka's grave in Prague-Žižkov.

Franz Kafka’s grave in Prague-Žižkov. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am currently reading: Kafka: The Years of Insight by Reiner Stach and I am finding it tough going. I am enjoying it but I should have read the volume before it: Kafka: The Decisive Years also by Reiner Stach to get a better understanding of Kafka’s issues and family problems with which he was dealing.

This is one of the best books I have read in describing one’s personality and really getting inside one’s head but it is difficult to truly understand without having some prior history. I have ordered Kafka: The Decisive Years and plan on reading it shortly. Another issue that I am having is that I have never read any of Kafka’s writings. I believe this to be a shortcoming in truly understanding him especially during the difficult time of World War I.

Also, I can’t get a handle around his relationship with women and his friends such as Max Brod. I am currently about halfway through and am looking forward to the remainder of the book and working to understand the complexities of Franz Kafka.

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