Contemplation, Kafka's first published book (1913), was one of the
few to appear in his lifetime. Composed of eighteen short prose
poems, the book as a whole displays the full range of Kafka's
compact metaphorical style. In this new translation, Blahut has
been faithful to the original German while rendering it in a fresh,
contemporary English. This edition is complimented by eighteen
black & white illustrations, attesting to the lasting
inspiration of Kafka's prose.