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  • Letters to Ottla and the Familyby Franz Kafka

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    Written by Kafka between 1909 and 1924, these letters offer a unique insight into the workings of the Kafka family, their relationship with the Prague Jewish community, and Kafka's own feelings about his parents and siblings. A gracious but shy woman, and a silent rebel against the bourgeois society in which she lived, Ottla Kafka was the sibling to... more...

  • Letter to his Fatherby Franz Kafka

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 6.95

    Franz Kafka wrote this letter to Hermann Kafka in November 1919; he was then thirty-six years old. Max Brod relates that Kafka actually gave it to his mother to hand to his father, hoping that it might renew a relationship that had disintegrated into tension and frustration on both sides. Kafka's probing of the abyss between them spared neither his... more...

  • Letters to Feliceby Franz Kafka

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.95

    Franz Kafka first met Felice Bauer in August 1912, at the home of his friend Max Brod. The twenty-five-year-old career woman from Berlin?energetic, down-to-earth, life-affirming?awakened in him a desire to marry. Kafka wrote to Felice almost daily, sometimes even twice a day. Because he was living in Prague and she in Berlin, their letters became their... more...

  • Letters to Milenaby Franz Kafka

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 11.95

    In no other work does Franz Kafka reeal himself as in Letters to Milena , which begins as a business correspondence but soon develops into a passionate but doomed epistolary love affair. Kafka's Czech translator, Milena Jesenska was a gifted and charismatic twenty-three-year-old who was uniquely able to recognize Kafka's complex genius and his even... more...

  • Letters to Friends, Family and Editorsby Franz Kafka

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.95

    "These magnificent letters, meticulously set up and annotated, show us aspects of Kafka that were only hinted at in earlier collections and help us trace his development from unhappy young law student and insurance administrator to novelist and short-story writer of originality and genius." -- Publishers Weekly "When we turn from Kafka's books to... more...

  • Six Women of Lettersby Marieke Hardy; Michaela McGuire

    Penguin Group Australia 2012; Not Available

    In homage to that most civilised of activities, letter writing, Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire created the literary afternoons of Women of Letters. Some of Australia's finest dames of stage, screen and page have delivered missives on a series of themes. Published here for the first time are Deborah Conway writing about the ups and downs... more...

  • Women of Lettersby Marieke Hardy; Michaela McGuire

    Penguin Group Australia 2011; Not Available

    In a world of the short and swift, of texts and Twitter, there's something of special value about a carefully composed letter. In homage to this most civilised of activities, Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire created the literary afternoons of Women of Letters. Some of Australia's finest dames of stage, screen and page have delivered missives... more...

  • Joseph Rothby Joseph Roth

    Granta Publications 2012; US$ 17.32

    Occasionally a collection of letters appears that is so extraordinary in its biographical details and emotional resonance that the work becomes a classic of literature in its own right: the letters, for example, of Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway or Saul Bellow. Such is the case of the legendary Austro-Hungarian novelist and essayist, Joseph Roth,... more...

  • Letters To A Sisterby Rose Macaulay; Constance Babington Smith

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    The letters in this volume were written by Rose Macaulay to her younger sister, Jean, between 1926 and her death in 1958. These were the years when she was at the height of her powers and when her reputation was spreading beyond the more limited circles which had appreciated her earlier novels. She had found in broadcasting a new medium of self-expression,... more...

  • A Particular Friendshipby Dirk Bogarde

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    They were strangers and opposites and never met, and yet they enjoyed a passionate and unusual friendship. In 1967 Dirk Bogarde, then at the height of his fame, received a letter from America from a complete stranger who had once lived in his house. Intrigued, he wrote back to her and thus began a flood of correspondence that ended with her death... more...