Berlin: Verlag Klaus Wagenbach, 1983. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's plain white paper wraps, original attached photo-illustrated dust jacket lettered in black.
Documentary biography of Kafka, illustrated with hundreds of black-and-white photos, drawings and reproductions. Publisher and author Wagenbach, regarded as one of the world's foremost Kafka scholars, elegiacally evokes through text and image the German-Jewish milieu of fin-de-siècle Prague from which the incomparable author of The Trial, The Castle and "The Metamorphosis" sprung. Text in German. Light toning and gentle wear to extremities. Near fine. Item #590