The Cambridge Introduction to Franz Kafka (eBook)

by Carolin Duttlinger

Format: eBook
File type: EPUB DRM

Available for immediate download

To download this eBook, simply 'Add to basket' and pay at the Checkout as normal. Don't forget to download Digital Editions too, if you don't already have it.

You can not earn Waterstones Card points on eBooks

eBooks

RRP £11.22

£8.98

You save: £2.24

Add to basket

Franz Kafka (1883–1924) is one of the most influential of modern authors, whose darkly fascinating novels and stories—where themes such as power, punishment and alienation loom large—have become emblematic of modern life. This Introduction offers a clear and accessible account of Kafka's life, work and literary influence and overturns many myths surrounding them. His texts are in fact far more engaging, diverse, light-hearted and ironic than is commonly suggested by clichés of 'the Kafkaesque.' And, once explored in detail, they are less difficult and impenetrable than is often assumed. Through close analysis of their style, imagery and narrative perspective, Carolin Duttlinger aims to give readers the confidence to (re-)discover Kafka's works without constant recourse to the mantras of critical orthodoxy. In addition, she situates Kafka's texts within their wider cultural, historical and political contexts illustrating how they respond to the concerns of their age, and of our own.

Product details

Published
30/06/2013

Publisher
Cambridge University Press

ISBN
9781107240834


Other books by this author See all titles