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Kafka's Last Love

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Plot

In this gripping literary detective story, Kathi Diamant brings to light the amazing woman who captured Kafka's heart and kept his literary flame alive for decades. It was Dora Diamant, an independent spirit who fled her Polish Hasidic family to pursue her Zionist dreams, who persuaded Kafka to leave his parents and live with her in Berlin the year before he died. Although many credit (or blame) her for burning many of his papers, as he had requested, she also held onto many others that the Gestapo confiscated and that have yet to be recovered. Dora's life after Kafka - from her days as a struggling agit-prop actress in Berlin to her sojourn in Moscow in the 1930s, from her wartime escape to Great Britain, to her first emotional visit to the new nation of Israel - offers a prism through which we can view the cultural and political history of twentieth-century Europe.

Book Details

Author Kathi Diamant
Publication Year 2003
Publisher Basic Books
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9780465015504
Number of Pages 304
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