Kathi Diamant: Kafka's Last Love
New York: Basic Books, 2003
402 pages ISBN 0-465-01550-6
Based on original sources and interviews, this gripping story
life of Dora Diamant, the woman who was at literary genius Franz
side when he died. Both credited and blamed for destroying many
Kafka's papers at his death, as he had requested, Diamant succeeded
bringing joy to the desperately ill writer in his later years.
herself, lead an extraordinary life from her days as a struggling
actress in Berlin to her wartime escape to Great Britain to her
emotional visit to the new nation of Israel. Described by Kirkus
as a "powerful, well-written addition to Kafka studies",
succeeds in shedding light on a little known and often overlooked
in Franz Kafka's life.
Kathi Diamant (no relation to Dora Diamant) is the Director of
the Kafka Project at San Diego State University.
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