Franz Kafka

Comment ne pas éduquer les enfants

Letters About Family and Other Monstrosities

How to Not Educate Children

Letters About Family and Other Monstrosities
November 10, 2020
Epistolary
64 pages
100 × 165 mm
7,95 €
9788831312233
978-8-8313-1223-3
Translated from German by Jörn Cambreleng

“Les Plis les livres prêts-à-expédier” collection

																Franz Kafka, Comment ne pas éduquer les enfants
																Franz Kafka, Comment ne pas éduquer les enfants

“Parents can be great educators, but only with other people’s children.”
— Franz Kafka

The remarkable paradoxes of the human soul and the fragile labyrinths of the child’s psyche exposed in the letters in which Franz Kafka analyses the behaviour of the “animal-family”. Questioning the family yoke, he pulls himself out of the maze of his engagement and demolishes, not without emotion, the paternal figure. The most surprising prose writer of the twentieth century turns out to be a subtle and extremely lucid pedagogue.

The author

The nightmarish atmosphere of the novels of Franz Kafka (1883-1924), his sharp eye and restless pen made him one of the major writers of the 20th century. Eternal bachelor, he lived an almost uneventful life in the family home, which was transformed at night into the theatre of his literary dreams. His letters, in which his ironic and tender spirit shines through, bear witness to an almost monastic discipline of writing and a desperate humour in the face of man’s destiny.

The edition

Letters chosen and presented by Marco Federici Solari.

November 10, 2020
Epistolary
64 pages
100 × 165 mm
7,95 €
9788831312233
978-8-8313-1223-3
Translated from German by Jörn Cambreleng

“Les Plis les livres prêts-à-expédier” collection