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Author: Paul Strathern Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Great Writers in 90 Minutes Series Release Date: February 2009 ISBN: 9781455182244
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A handsome recluse, plagued by indecision and hypochondria, Kafka nonetheless exhibited an extraordinary strength. He developed the uncanny ability to observe himself with cool objectivity, and he cultivated this ability in his writing, where it appeared in increasingly original metaphorical form. His works became among the greatest of the twentieth century, and his influence permeated far and wide, transcending literature. His descriptions of his attempts to escape from a self-made tyranny are his great works of art.

Kafka in 90 Minutes also includes selections from Kafka’s writings, a list of his chief works in English translation, a chronology of Kafka’s life and times, and recommended reading for those who wish to delve deeper.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fine guide, especially recommended for students...Provide[s] concise overviews...Makes an easily digested introduction.”

    Bookwatch

  • “Succinct and easy-to-read synopsis of the unusual—even dysfunctional—life…”

    Foreword

  • “Furnished a quick way for general readers to familiarize themselves with writers they wish to read or reread.”

    Tennessean

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 2/3/2013

    " very well done. succinct and informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mjohnstondmd | 5/21/2011

    " Very good, now I understand the metamorphosis like never before! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose | 7/22/2010

    " terrific. enjoyed much. better understanding of kafka's works "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jose | 5/3/2010

    " terrific. enjoyed much. better understanding of kafka's works "

About the Author

Author Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern earned a degree in philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin, and has lectured in philosophy and mathematics. The author of many nonfiction books and of articles for numerous publications, he has also written several novels and has won the Somerset Maugham Prize. He lives and writes in London.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.