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Encyclopedia > The Blue Octavo Notebooks

The Blue Octavo Notebooks is the name given to a series of eight notebooks written by Franz Kafka from late 1917 until June 1919. When Max brod, Kafka's literary executor, published the diaries in 1948 he decided to omit these notebooks as he considered their contents more philosophical and literary than the regular quarto-sized notebooks Kafka used as diaries. The Octavo notebooks were later included in a volume of fragments and uncollected writings published in 1953. The notebooks first appeared in English in Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings (Schocken Books, 1954). Kafka at the age of five Franz Kafka (IPA: ) (July 3, 1883 – June 3, 1924) was one of the major German-language fiction writers of the 20th century. ... Year 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Franz Kafkas Diaries, written between 1910-1923, include casual observations, details of daily life, reflections on philosophical ideas, accounts of dreams, and ideas for stories. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Schocken Verlag was establish in Berlin witha publishing office in Prague in 1931 by the Department Store owner Salman Schocken. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The Blue Octavo Notebooks were published in a single volume edition in 1991 by Exact Change. ISBN 1-878972-04-9 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...



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