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Acclaimed Biographer Discusses Kafka’s Life And Work

Acclaimed Biographer Discusses Kafka’s Life And Work

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Reiner Stach, author, "Kafka: The Early Years"

Kathi Diamant, founder/director, Kafka Project at SDSU

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The Making of a Monumental Biography Tuesday 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Kafka’s Modernity Tuesday 3:30-4:45 p.m.

It has been more than 90 years since the death of Jewish-Czech writer Franz Kafka. He is best known for surrealist tales like the one told in his novella, "The Metamorphosis," about a man who awakes to find himself transformed into an insect.

A new book sheds light on Kafka’s upbringing and early literary career. “Kafka: The Early Years” is the third volume of Dr. Reiner Stach’s acclaimed biography of Kafka.

Reiner will be in San Diego for two lectures at San Diego State University.

Reiner and Kathi Diamant, founder of the Kafka Project at SDSU, join KPBS Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss the challenges in collecting Kafka's writing and how some ended up in San Diego.

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