Kafka's Other Trial by Elias Canetti

This book is a detailed examination and interpretation of the correspondence between a renowned author and his fiancée, Felice Bauer. The author uses these letters to analyze the writer's psyche, his relationships, and his work. The book provides a unique insight into the author's life and the influence of his engagement on his writing, particularly his novel "The Trial". The author's struggle between his commitment to writing and his relationship with Felice forms the central theme of the book.

The 1268th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 306

Since this book was first published in 1969, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 306.0.

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