The Cambridge Companion to Kafka / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Kafka / Edition 1

by Julian Preece
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521663911

ISBN-13: 9780521663915

Pub. Date: 02/21/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521663915
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/21/2002
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Chronology
Introduction: Kafka's Europe1
1Kafka'a writing and our reading9
2A psychoanalytic reading of The Man who Disappeared25
3The exploration of the modern city in The Trial42
4The Castle61
5Kafka's short fiction80
6Kafka's later stories and aphorisms95
7The letters and diaries111
8The case for a political reading131
9Kafka and Jewish folklore150
10Kafka and gender169
11Myths and realities in Kafka biography189
12Editions, translations, adaptations206
13Kafka adapted to film226
14Kafka and popular culture242
Index247

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