Franz Kafka and His Prague Contexts: Studies on Language and Literature (Paperback)
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Franz Kafka and His Prague Contexts: Studies on Language and Literature (Paperback)

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Paperback 300 Pages / Published: 24/05/2016
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Franz Kafka is by far the Prague author most widely read and admired internationally. However, his reception in Czechoslovakia, launched by the Liblice conference in 1963, has been conflicted. While rescuing Kafka from years of censorship and neglect, Czech critics of the 1960s "overwrote" his German and Jewish literary and cultural contexts in order to focus on his Czech cultural connections. Seeking to rediscover Kafka's multiple backgrounds, in Franz Kafka and His Prague Contexts Marek Nekula focuses on Kafka's Jewish social and literary networks in Prague, his German and Czech bilingualism, and his knowledge of Yiddish and Hebrew. Kafka's bilingualism is discussed in the context of contemporary essentialist views of a writer's "organic" language and identity. Nekula also pays particular attention to Kafka's education, examining his studies of Czech language and literature as well as its role in his intellectual life. The book concludes by asking how Kafka "read" his urban environment, looking at the readings of Prague encoded in his fictional and non-fictional texts.

Publisher: Karolinum,Nakladatelstvi Univerzity Karlovy,Czech Republic
ISBN: 9788024629353
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 234 x 165 x 15 mm

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