Franz Kafka's The Zurau Aphorisms (Harvill Secker) is out in November. From comments to a blog entry Jenny Davidson (thanks Dave) made about the book, I think the aphorisms are the same that appear in the "Reflections" appended to Exact Change's lovely edition of The Blue Octavo Notebooks rather than anything "new" per se. The introduction and afterword to the Harvill book are written by Roberto Calasso and, again according to Jenny, "includes some material from Calasso’s K. as additional commentary".

Readers Comments

  1. I've ordered it because of you and this, the second posting on the matter. It had better be good :-)

  2. "In the fight between you and the world, back the world"

    I remember this and about five others from when I read these about 20 years ago. Infallible stuff. Need to re-read asap.

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