Books by Frederick R. Karl

Released: June 1, 1995

"Though Karl falls short of fully comprehending Evans as an individual, his biography carefully depicts both the ceaseless intellect and the woman in one of the Victorian era's outstanding novelists. (photos, not seen)"
In a biography thick with the historical and literary milieu of Marian ``George Eliot'' Evans, Karl (Franz Kafka: Representative Man, 1991, etc.) proves sensitive to the Victorian contradictions she faced as a first-rate intellect, a sensitive individual, and a plain woman. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

Immense critical biography that makes Kafka the ``representative man'' of the 20th century and places him at the center of High Modernism in Prague. Read full book review >
WILLIAM FAULKNER: AMERICAN WRITER by Frederick R. Karl
Released: May 22, 1989

Like Karl's previous elephantine biography, Joseph Conrad: The Three Lives (1978), this new one contains a surfeit of information accompanied by portentous commentaries in graceless prose. Read full book review >