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Kafkas Milena Jana Černá

Kafkas Milena

Jana Černá

Published by Northwestern University press,
Evanston Ill)

The Kafka Fest continues with this biography of
Perhaps the most famous of Kafkas women Milena
Jesensky, this one is written
ISBN : 9780810110892
Paperback
205 pages
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 About the Book 

Widely known for her (largely epistolary) romance with Franz Kafka and as the addressee of his Letters to Milena, Milena Jesenska was a prominent journalist and translator, one of the most famous women in 1930s Prague. This intimate biography by herMoreWidely known for her (largely epistolary) romance with Franz Kafka and as the addressee of his Letters to Milena, Milena Jesenska was a prominent journalist and translator, one of the most famous women in 1930s Prague. This intimate biography by her daughter charts her stormy and colorful life from her rebellious childhood through her literary and political activities to her concentration camp imprisonment by the Nazis.Kafkas Milena was rushed into publication in Prague in 1969, just after the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. This edition includes translations of several new letters and articles by Jesenska, including her obituary of Kafka and a wrenching letter from prison to her daughter.