Help: Search Prose and Diaries

You can use the Search Prose and Diaries page to search across Kafka's prose works and diaries.

From the Search Prose and Diaries page you can use the Upper Toolbar to open a context-sensitive Help page or to clear the Search form. You can also use the Right-Hand Toolbar to start a new search, to switch to a different Search page, to consult general information about Kafkas Werke or to access the top-level Table of Contents page. You can access the Search Prose and Diaries page by clicking the Prose and Diaries icon on the Right-Hand Toolbar. Alternatively, if your last search was a Prose and Diaries search, you can click the Refine Search icon on the Upper Toolbar of a page and you will be taken to the Search Prose and Diaries page (your original search terms will be preserved in the Search form); or you can start a fresh search by clicking the New Search icon on the Right-Hand Toolbar. The Search Prose and Diaries page allows you to search using the following fields:

You can also use Search Options to refine your search further.

Keyword

You can use the Keyword field to search for any word or phrase contained within a document. To enter terms into the search box:

For example:
Keyword: Fleischhauer
Keyword: Hotel Edthofer

When searching in the Keyword field, you can use truncation to retrieve documents containing variations on a term. If you choose to search for more than one term, you can also combine them using Boolean and proximity searching.

Title

You can use the Title field to search for any word or phrase contained in the title of a work. (For diary entries, the title is the volume of Kafka's notebooks in which the entry occurs, e.g. Tagebücher: Drittes Heft.) To enter items into the search box:

For example:
Title: Ein Bericht für eine Akademie

When searching in the Title field, you can use truncation to retrieve documents containing variations on a term. If you choose to search for more than one term, you can also combine them using Boolean and proximity searching.


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