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Title: Erstes Leid Title Record # 1614540
Author: Franz Kafka
Date: 1922-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-DE, Wikipedia-EN
Language: German
Note: First appeared in Kurt Wolff Verlag's art periodical Genius, III no. 2 (dated 1921, actually published in 1922) and in the Christmas 1923 supplement to the Prager Presse. The story was also included in the collection Ein Hungerkünstler (A Hunger Artist), 1924.
Synopsis: The difficulties faced by a trapeze artist who wishes to remain on his trapeze at all times.
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Year Language Title
1948First appeared in Kurt Wolff Verlag's art periodical Genius, III no. 2 (dated 1921, actually published in 1922) and in the Christmas 1923 supplement to the Prager Presse. The story was also included in the collection Ein Hungerkünstler (A Hunger Artist), 1924.
English First Sorrow
1948 French Premier chagrin
2003Translated by José Rafael Hernández Arias.
Spanish La primera desgracia
2007Translated by Michael Hofmann
English First Sorrow

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Ein Hungerkünstler 1924-08-15 Franz Kafka Die Schmiede   RM 2.50 86
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Georg Salter  
Ein Hungerkünstler 1924-08-15 Franz Kafka Die Schmiede   RM 2.00 86
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Georg Salter  
Erzählungen und kleine Prosa 1935-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Verlag (Franz Kafka: Gesammelte Schriften #1)     280
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Erzählungen und Kleine Prosa 1946-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books (Franz Kafka: Gesammelte Schriften #1)     287
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces 1948-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books     320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
La colonie pénitentiaire: et autres récits 1948-00-00 Franz Kafka Gallimard (Du monde entier)     186
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
omni  
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces 1949-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books     320
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Erzählungen 1952-00-00 Franz Kafka S. Fischer (Franz Kafka: Gesammelte Werke)   DM 16.40 321
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces 1961-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books (Schocken Paperbacks #4)   $1.95 317
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces 1969-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books (Schocken Paperbacks #4)     317
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
La colonie pénitentiaire: et autres récits 1969-12-10 Franz Kafka Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche #2442)     189
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Maywald Checkmark
Sämtliche Erzählungen 1970-01-00 Franz Kafka
Fischer Bücherei?Fischer Buecherei
(Fischer Bücherei #1078)
1078 DM 5.80 406
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
The Complete Stories 1971-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books 0-8052-3419-5   486
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
The Penal Colony: Stories and Short Pieces 1971-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books (Schocken Paperbacks #4)   $2.45 317
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
Sämtliche Erzählungen 1973-00-00 Franz Kafka Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Taschenbücher #1078) 3-436-01062-6 DM 5.80 406
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Wedding Preparations in the Country and Other Stories 1978-00-00 Franz Kafka Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics)      
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Edvard Munch  
The Complete Stories 1983-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books 0-8052-3863-8 $22.50 xxi+
486
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Wedding Preparations in the Country and Other Stories 1984-00-00 Franz Kafka Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 0-14-004441-8 £2.95 190
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Edvard Munch Checkmark
Wedding Preparations in the Country and Other Stories 1987-00-00 Franz Kafka Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 0-14-004441-8 £3.95 190
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Edvard Munch Checkmark
Collected Stories 1993-09-16 Franz Kafka Everyman's Library 1-85715-145-3   503
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Sämtliche Erzählungen 1994-01-00 Franz Kafka Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Taschenbücher #1078) 3-596-21078-X DM 14.90 406
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Franz Kafka Checkmark
Drucke zu Lebzeiten 1994-10-00 Franz Kafka S. Fischer 3-10-038155-6 DM 68.00 457
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Ein Landarzt und andere Drucke zu Lebzeiten 1994-11-00 Franz Kafka Fischer Taschenbuch (Franz Kafka: Gesammelte Werke in zwölf Bänden #1) 3-596-12441-7 DM 14.90 370+
[3]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Irina Ionesco Checkmark
The Complete Stories 1995-10-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books (Schocken Kafka Library) 0-8052-1055-5 $15.00 xxi+
486
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Checkmark
The Complete Short Stories 2005-00-00 Franz Kafka Vintage (UK) (Vintage Classics) 978-0-7493-9946-7 £9.99 vii+
486
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Anna Crone Checkmark
Metamorphosis and Other Stories 2007-01-25 Franz Kafka Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 978-0-14-118812-6 £8.99 xvi+
299
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Jacob Sutton Checkmark
The Complete Stories 2012-10-24 Franz Kafka Schocken Books 978-0-307-82945-0 $12.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Cuentos completos (Textos originales) 2014-10-00 Franz Kafka Valdemar (El Club Diógenes #204) 978-84-7702-672-3 / CD-204   662
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Alfred Kubin Checkmark
Collected Stories 2015-01-28 Franz Kafka Everyman's Library 978-0-375-71269-2 $12.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Collected Stories date unknown Franz Kafka Alfred A. Knopf 978-0-679-42303-4    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
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