Franz Kafka: De tekeningen

Willem van Toorn

Athenaeum, 2021


In 2019, the Max Brod Archive was opened in the National Library of Israel. Among the striking archival documents were hitherto unknown drawings made by Franz Kafka in the years 1901-1906. Even before the development of his literary talent, he signed on to express himself artistically. He wrote to his fiancée Felice Bauer in 1913: “You know, I was once a great draftsman, but then I took school drawing lessons with a bad painter and I wasted all my talent. Imagine that! […] In those drawings I found more satisfaction at the time, years ago now than in any other occupation.’
In Franz Kafka. The drawings are for the first time brought together in a luxury art edition of more than 200 drawings, 140 of which have never been published before. It has been compiled and includes accompanying essays and a justification by Andreas Kilcher, Pavel Schmidt and Judith Butler. IN DUTCH!


ISBN: 9789025313609

336 pages, illustrations in color & b/w, 29,7 x 21 cm, hardcover, Dutch