Ein Landarzt and Der Mord [in Die Neue Dichtung. Ein Almanach].

Leipzig, Kurt Wolff, 1918.

8vo, pp. iv, 157 + 34 pp. advertisements, with 9 full-page illustrations by Ludwig Meidner (pp. 17–26 and 72-76 contain the stories by Kafka); some light spotting to first and last leaves, but a very good copy in the original printed wrappers, small repair to spine.


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First edition, containing the first appearance in print of Kafka’s Ein Landarzt and Der Mord (later Ein Brudermord), both of which were published in the collection Ein Landarzt the following year, with significant textual differences. This important expressionist anthology also includes contributions from Heinrich Mann, Franz Werfel, Walter Hasenclever, Gottfried Benn, Georg Trakl and others.

Dietz 48 & 49.

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