Author: Franz Kafka
Book title: Letter to My Father
Narrator: Nebojša Skenderi
Duration: 3 hours and 39 minutes
No. of pages in black print: 151
Publisher: Filip Višnjić
Place and year of publishing: Belgrade, 2004.
About the book:
We have before us probably the most famous letter in the literature of the twentieth century. On seventy-three pages, it was written to his father by Kafka in the moment when he was immediately under the influence of an unaccomplished love affair for which he also indicted his father. However, this letter was, actually, also supposed to be an explanation of their tormenting and painful rapport. Kafka had the text of the letter in print which indicated that the writer had recognised literary worth of the text and its relevance and universality. This letter, which Kafka mentions several times in the letters to Milena Jesenski, the writer wanted to write for a long time. The rapport of Herman Kafka towards Franz is shaped by traditional expectations of a successful businessman from his only son. It corresponds to typical, for patriarchal rapports, conflict of father and son in the newly established middle class which has experienced crucial changes in the course of a short time period.