Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka

Forgiving the Angel: Four Stories for Franz Kafka

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From one of our most thought-provoking and admired writers, a brilliant, beautiful, and sometimes heartbreaking group of stories based on a circle of real people who are held together by  love of their friend Franz Kafka.

The sequence opens with Max Brod, Kafka’s friend and literary executor, telling us about Kafka and Dora Diamant, their love growing stronger even as Kafka is dying of tuberculosis. Kafka talks with Brod about forgiving the Angel of Death, but… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


“Forgiving the Angel” is also an original work that pulls our mind through the kind of biographical and historical contraption that Kafka would probably never have put together, would probably not, as a Jew in Czechoslovakia, have survived to put together.

With his erratic new book, “Forgiving the Angel,” the novelist Jay Cantor has given us four — er, Kafkaesque — stories based on real people from Kafka’s real life.

Forgiving the Angel is on the whole a moving and innovative read. It will be enjoyed by devotees of Kafka’s work, as well as those interested in giving it a closer look.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Vintage (January 14, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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