A Country Doctor
A Country Doctor

A Country Doctor

With illustrations by Karel Hruška and an afterword on the creation and impact of the text
  • 13 x 21 cm, 100 pages
  • hardback, thread-stitching, ribbon
  • ISBN 978-3-89919-590-3
  • In Stock
€ 12,90 (D)€ 13,30 (Ö)

At the Prague Castle, in the Golden Lane, Franz Kafka (1883-1924) wrote these short stories, which were published in his lifetime under the title A Country Doctor. In all of these stories, Kafka conjures up a partly irrational, partly unpredictable, and always frightening world that is difficult to escape. In one case, a malfunctioning doctor’s bell triggers a series of misfortunes; in another case, strange nomads appear against whom even the Emperor is powerless. Talking jackals or the indefinable Odradek lead the reader into the surreal. Is there a way out of this terror? The keeper of the Law provides an answer – “It’s possible, but not now.”

Contents Contents

♦ The New Attorney
♦ A Country Doctor
♦ In the Gallery
♦ An Old Document
♦ Before the Law
♦ Jackals and Arabs
♦ A Visit to a Mine
♦ The Next Village
♦ An Imperial Message
♦ The Concern of the Head of a Family
♦ Eleven Sons
♦ A Fratricide
♦ A Dream
♦ A Report for an Academy
♦ The Creation and Impact of the Text