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The Cambridge Companion to Kafka (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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This Companion of specially-commissioned essays offers a comprehensive account of his life and work, providing a rounded contemporary appraisal of Central Europe's most distinctive Modernist. Contributions cover all the key texts, and discuss Kafka's writing in a variety of critical contexts such as feminism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, Marxism, and Jewish studies. The essays are enhanced by supplementary material including a chronology of the period and detailed guides to further reading. They will be of interest to students of German, European and Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies.

Synopsis:

Offers a rounded contemporary appraisal of Central Europe's most distinctive Modernist.

Synopsis:

This title offers a rounded contemporary appraisal of Central Europe's most distinctive Modernist.

About the Author

Julian Preece is Senior Lecturer at the School of European Culture and Languages at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is the author (with Waldemar Lotnik) of Nine Lives: Ethnic Conflict in the Polish-Ukrainian Borderlands and The Life and Work of Günter Grass: Literature, History, Politics (2001).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chronology; Notes on Contributors; Introduction: Kafka's Europe Julian Preece; 1. Kafka's writing and our reading David Constantine; 2. A psychoanalytic reading of The Man Who Disappeared Anne Fuchs; 3. The exploration of the modern city in The Trial Rolf J. Goebel; 4. The Castle Elizabeth Boa; 5. Kafka's short fiction Ruth V. Gross; 6. Kafka's later stories and aphorisms Stanley Corngold; 7. The letters and diaries Julian Preece; 8. The case for a political reading Bill Dodd; 9. Kafka and Jewish folklore Iris Bruce; 10. Kafka and gender Dagmar C. G. Lorenz; 11. Myths and realities in Kafka biography Anthony Northey; 12. Editions, translations, adaptations Osman Durrani; 13. Kafka adapted to film Helen Hughes and Martin Brady; 14. Kafka and popular culture Iris Bruce; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521663915
Editor:
Preece, Julian
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Preece, Julian
Editor:
Julian, Preece
Author:
Preece, Julian
Location:
Cambridge, UK
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
European
Subject:
European - General
Subject:
Kafka, franz, 1883-1924
Subject:
Authors, Austrian
Subject:
Authors, Austrian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Kafka, Franz, --1883-1924 Kafka, Franz, --188
Subject:
Kafka, Franz
Subject:
Authors, Austrian -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge companions to literature
Series Volume:
010
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9.00x6.06x.73 in. .97 lbs.

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