A Companion to the Works of Franz Kafka

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September 2002



Fresh essays by leading scholars on the most perplexing of modern writers, Franz Kafka.


Introduction - Kafka begins, James Rolleston; beyond self-assertion - a life of reading Kafka, Walter H. Sokel; Kafka before Kafka - the early stories, Judith L. Ryan; tradition and betrayal in "Das Urteil", Russell A. Berman; Kafka as anti-Christian - "Das Urteil, Die Verwandlung" and the Aphorisms, Ritchie Robertson; Kafka's aesthetics - a primer, from the fragments to the novels, Henry Sussman; medial allusions at the outset of Der Process - or, res in media, "Shuldig ist die Organization", Stanley Corngold; Kafka's circus turns - "Auf der Galerie" and "Erstes Leid", Bianca Theisen; Kafka and postcolonial critique - Der Verschollene, "In der Strafkolonie" "Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer", Rolf J. Goebel; disjunctive signs - semiotics, aesthetics and failed mediation in "In der Strafkolonie", Richard T. Gray; hunting Kafka out of season - enigmatics in the short fictions, Ruth V. Gross; a dream of Jewishness denied - Kafka's tumor and "Ein Landartzt", Sander L. Gilman; surveying the castle - Kafka's colonial visions, John Zilcosky; making everything a little uncanny - Kafka's variants to Das Schlo and what they can tell us about his writing process, Mark harman; Kafka imagines his readers - the rhetoric of "Josefine die Sangerin" and "Der Bau", Clayton Koelb.


James Rolleston is Head of the Department of German at Duke University and has written widely on modern German literature.


Contains new material and insights by noted scholars whose work represents a full range of methodological and thematic diversity. CHOICE Appropriately reflects the ever-widening circles within which Kafka's texts can be viewed. Especially prominent ... are the discussions of texts as meta-narratives, their thematizations of problematic message transfer, and their meditations on unbridgeable misconception. MODERN AUSTRIAN LITERATURE This is a particularly successful collection,... several of whose individual studies will undoubtedly become touchstones of future Kafka research. GERMAN STUDIES REVIEW ...this collection is necessary for any student of Kafka. The voices represented here, from the seasoned ... to the newly emerging, speak to the wide methodological range that typifies Kafka studies...The effect of these essays is cumulative, at times revelatory. GERMAN QUARTERLY
EAN: 9781571131805
ISBN: 1571131809
Untertitel: 'Studies in German Literature, '. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2002
Seitenanzahl: 388 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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