Friedrich Hebbel

Friedrich Hebbel (1813-1863), wrote plays, stories, and poems. These and many more aphorisms and observations were selected by the translator from throughout Hebbel’s diaries, one of Kafka’s favorite books. Hebbel also wrote longer entries, whch are autobiographical or amount to short essays on aesthetics. Many of his little stories or situations were sketches for plays he never wrote.

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