Kafka Love And Courage: The Life Of Milena Jesenska

Kafka Love And Courage: The Life Of Milena Jesenska

  • Publish Date: 1999-10-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Mary Hockaday
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A biography of the Czech journalist best known as an intimate of Kafka's also examines her association with the literary elite of Prague and Vienna and her participation in the underground resistance in Czechoslovakia during World War II Best known for her passionate epistolary relationship with Franz Kafka, Czech writer Milena Jesenka (1896-1944) was an important cultural figure in her own right: she was a perceptive journalist who colorfully captured the keyed-up atmosphere of Vienna and her native Prague during the 1920s and '30s; a powerful spokesperson for Czech nationalism; and a fearless antifascist who helped Jews escape from Nazi-occupied Prague. This thoughtful biography restores the strongminded, intelligent Jesenka to her proper stature as a humane voice in the ethically slippery world of Central European politics.

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