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KAFKA, Franz (1883-1924). Autograph postcard signed (‘Franz’) to Max Brod, [postmarked Halberstadt], 7 July 1912.
KAFKA, Franz (1883-1924). Autograph postcard signed (‘Franz’) to Max Brod, [postmarked Halberstadt], 7 July 1912.
KAFKA, Franz (1883-1924). Autograph postcard signed (‘Franz’) to Max Brod, [postmarked Halberstadt], 7 July 1912.
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KAFKA, Franz (1883-1924). Autograph postcard signed (‘Franz’) to Max Brod, [postmarked Halberstadt], 7 July 1912.

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KAFKA, Franz (1883-1924). Autograph postcard signed (‘Franz’) to Max Brod, [postmarked Halberstadt], 7 July 1912.

In German. 89 x 138mm, in pencil.

Kafka on holiday. Sending ‘This first morning greeting to your office. Don’t take it too hard. I’m not exactly blissful, in spite of this incredibly old city. I am sitting on a balcony above a fish market and twining my legs to wring the fatigue out of them’.

After a summer sojourn in Weimar accompanied by Max Brod – during which, he wrote to his parents, ‘[we] are living and sightseeing happily’ (30 June 1912) – Kafka travelled alone to the historic city of Halberstadt for a little more sightseeing, while Brod returned to Prague. He sent another postcard on 7 July to Brod, after visiting the house of the Enlightenment poet Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim. From Halberstadt, Kafka proceeded to a sanatorium in Jungborn, where he spent most of July.
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