By Franz Kafka
Kafka's letters to Felice Bauer have been written among 1912 and 1917, within which time they have been two times engaged to be married. This advanced courting, which coincided with a interval of significant productiveness for Kafka, gave him either wish and power, yet progressively disllusionment and the onset of sickness drove them aside. those letters stay as a monument to the internal lifetime of an artistic artist.
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318-327 . The rather brief account in J . F. , Biographic universelle, X, 334-335, is inadequate, as is the more recent treatment in Niels Nielsen, Geometres franfais du dix-huitieme siecle (Paris, 1935), pp . 163-166 . The first significant attention to his work in Russia was that paid in Petr Pekarski's Histoire de l Academie imperiale des sciences de Petersbourg (Paris, 1870), pp . 124-155 . The negotiations preceding that trip were treated by J . -N . Delisle pour la Russie (1721-1726)," in Revue d'histoire diplomatique, 43 (1929), 1-26 ; his work there and the maps that he brought back are dealt with in detail in Albert Isnard's "Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, sa biographic et sa collection de cartes geographiques a la Bibliotheque nationale," in Bulletin de la Section de geographie du Comite des travaux historiques et scientifiques, 30 (1915), 34-164 .
The place of its reappearance had been the subject of a paper by Delisle in 1757 . In other late works Delisle made some use of his meteorological and cartographic materials from Russia and devoted some attention to longitude determinations . The latter had a significance for transit studies because his perfection of Halley's technique by a simplification of the necessary observations demanded precise longitude information . Having also corrected Halley's planetary tables, Delisle produced an avertissement on how to observe the 1753 transit of Mercury and a mappemonde showing the favorable stations .
Rome, Italy, 12 June 1713 ; d. Naples, Italy, 9 March 1782), natural sciences. 25 DELLA TORRE DELPORTE Della Torre was born of a noble Genoese family but lived in Naples from his earliest years . He received an ecclesiastical education there and in 1738 was appointed to teach physical sciences in the archiepiscopal lyceum . In 1743 Charles III of Spain, king of the Two Sicilies, named him director of the royal library and royal printing press . Della Torre was a man of wide culture and of wide scientific curiosity .
Letters to Felice by Franz Kafka