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Letters to Milena /

by Kafka, Franz; Boehm, Philip.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Vintage, 2018Edition: [Reissued].Description: xviii, 249 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781784874001; 1784874000.Uniform titles: Briefe an Milena. English.Subject(s): Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924 -- Correspondence | Jesenská, Milena, 1896-1944 | Authors, Austrian -- 20th century -- Correspondence | Journalists -- Czechoslovakia -- BiographySummary: Kafka's Czech translator, Milena Jesenská, was a gifted and charismatic twenty-three-year-old who was uniquely able to recognize Kafka's complex genius and character. For thirty-six-year-old Kafka, she was "a living fire, such as I have never seen". It was to Milena that he revealed his most intimate self in these letters - and, eventually, entrusted his diaries for safekeeping. List(s) this item appears in: BL: Literary correspondence & letters
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Translation of: Briefe an Milena (1952)

This translation originally published in the United States: New York : Schocken Books, 1990.

Kafka's Czech translator, Milena Jesenská, was a gifted and charismatic twenty-three-year-old who was uniquely able to recognize Kafka's complex genius and character. For thirty-six-year-old Kafka, she was "a living fire, such as I have never seen". It was to Milena that he revealed his most intimate self in these letters - and, eventually, entrusted his diaries for safekeeping.

Translated from the German.

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