A Companion to the Works of Franz Kafka - Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture (Paperback)James Rolleston (editor)
Paperback 388 Pages / Published: 01/06/2006
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No other 20th-century writer of German-language literature has been as fully accepted into the canon of world literature as Franz Kafka. The unsettlingly, enigmatically surreal world of Kafka's novels and stories continues to fascinate readers and critics of each new generation, who in turn continue to find new readings. One thing has become clear: although all theories attempt to appropriate Kafka, there is no one key to his work. The challenge to critics has been to present a strong point of view while taking account of previous Kafka research, a challenge that has been met by the contributors to this volume. Contributors: James Rolleston, Clayton Koelb, Walter H. Sokel, Judith Ryan, Russel A. Berman, Ritchie Robertson, Henry Sussman, Stanley Corngold, Bianca Theisen, Rolf J. Goebel, Richard T. Gray, Ruth V. Gross, Sander L. Gilman, John Zilcosky, Mark Harman James Rolleston is Professor Emeritus of German at Duke University.
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 388
Weight: 603 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
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. GERMAN QUARTERLY
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