ISBN-10:
0691167990
ISBN-13:
9780691167992
Pub. Date:
09/08/2015
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Franz Kafka: The Office Writings

Franz Kafka: The Office Writings

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ISBN-13: 9780691167992
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 440
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Stanley Corngold is professor of German and comparative literature at Princeton University. Jack Greenberg is the Alphonse Fletcher Professor of Law at Columbia University. Benno Wagner is a professor in the Department of Literature, Media, and Culture at the University of Siegen in Germany.

Date of Birth:

July 3, 1883

Date of Death:

June 3, 1924

Place of Birth:

Prague, Austria-Hungary

Place of Death:

Vienna, Austria

Education:

German elementary and secondary schools. Graduated from German Charles-Ferdinand University of Prague.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Abbreviations for Kafka Citations xix
Kafka and the Ministry of Writing by Stanley Corngold 1
Kafka's Offi ce Writings: Historical Background and Institutional Setting by Benno Wagner 19

DOCUMENTS
Chapter 1: Speech on the Occasion of the Inauguration of the Institute's New Director (1909) 51
Commentary
Chapter 2: The Scope of Compulsory Insurance for the Building Trades (1908) 54
Commentary
Chapter 3: Fixed- Rate Insurance Premiums for Small Farms Using Machinery (1909) 74
Commentary
Chapter 4: Inclusion of Private Automobile "Firms" in the Compulsory Insurance Program (1909) 80
Commentary
Chapter 5: Appeal against Risk Classifi cation of Christian Geipel & Sohn, Mechanical Weaving Mill in Asch (1910) 90
Commentary
Chapter 6: Mea sures for Preventing Accidents from Wood- Planing Machines (1910) 109
Commentary
Chapter 7: On the Examination of Firms by Trade Inspectors (1911) 120
Commentary
Chapter 8: Workmen's Insurance and Employers: Two Articles in the Tetschen- Bodenbacher Zeitung (1911) 145
Commentary
Chapter 9: Petition of the Toy Producers’ Association in Katharinaberg, Erzgebirge (1912) 170
Commentary
Chapter 10: Risk Classifi cation Appeal by Norbert Hochsieder, Boarding House Own er in Marienbad (1912) 194
Commentary
Chapter 11: Letters to the Workmen's Accident Insurance Institute in Prague (1912-15) 213
Commentary
Chapter 12: Criminal Charge against Josef Renelt for the Illegal Withholding of Insurance Fees (1913) 225
Commentary
Chapter 13: Second International Congress on Accident Prevention and First Aid in Vienna (1913) 249
Commentary
Chapter 14: Accident Prevention in Quarries (1914) 273
Commentary
Chapter 15: Jubilee Report: Twenty- Five Years of the Workmen's Accident Insurance Institute (1914) 301
Commentary
Chapter 16: Risk Classifi cation and Accident Prevention in War time (1915) 322
Commentary
Chapter 17: A Public Psychiatric Hospital for German- Bohemia (1916) 336
Commentary
Chapter 18: "Help Disabled Veterans! An Urgent Appeal to the Public" (1916/1917) 346
Commentary

Wraparound:From Kafka to Kafkaesque 355by Jack Greenberg Chronology 373
Notes 379
About the Editors 393
Index 395

What People are Saying About This

Shapiro

This volume is an important addition to our understanding and appreciation of Kafka and his work.
Harold T. Shapiro, president emeritus, Princeton University

This volume is an important addition to our understanding and appreciation of Kafka and his work. --Harold T. Shapiro, president emeritus, Princeton University

This carefully edited book is one of the best things to have happened to Kafka scholarship in decades. It debunks the naïve but widely accepted myth of Kafka the poet, whose work in real life had nothing to do with his literary oeuvre. Just as importantly, the book is a valuable research tool for anyone who studies the impact of modern technology on the social, legal, and political spheres in Western Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century. --Wolf Kittler, University of California, Santa Barbara

The book adds significantly to a new image of Kafka, one that goes beyond the isolated prophet of existential despair. It reestablishes him as an important commentator on a wide range of topics, such as social institutions, political changes, and technological innovations in high industrial capitalism. It is a major contribution to cultural studies approaches to Kafka, working out the intriguing ways in which a leading modernist writer represents the spirit of his time for our own. --Rolf J. Goebel, University of Alabama, Huntsville

Kafka's office writings, appearing here together in English for the first time, constitute a fascinating discovery. Corngold and Wagner treat readers to a surprising, new Kafka: a high-ranking, confident bureaucrat, whose legal and literary labors were closely intertwined. --John Zilcosky, University of Toronto

This lucid and convincing book is a major contribution to the scholarship on Kafka, and on the relationship between literary creativity and professional life. --Russell Berman, Stanford University

Russell Berman

This lucid and convincing book is a major contribution to the scholarship on Kafka, and on the relationship between literary creativity and professional life.
Russell Berman, Stanford University

Wolf Kittler

This carefully edited book is one of the best things to have happened to Kafka scholarship in decades. It debunks the naïve but widely accepted myth of Kafka the poet, whose work in real life had nothing to do with his literary oeuvre. Just as importantly, the book is a valuable research tool for anyone who studies the impact of modern technology on the social, legal, and political spheres in Western Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Wolf Kittler, University of California, Santa Barbara

Goebel

The book adds significantly to a new image of Kafka, one that goes beyond the isolated prophet of existential despair. It reestablishes him as an important commentator on a wide range of topics, such as social institutions, political changes, and technological innovations in high industrial capitalism. It is a major contribution to cultural studies approaches to Kafka, working out the intriguing ways in which a leading modernist writer represents the spirit of his time for our own.
Rolf J. Goebel, University of Alabama, Huntsville

John Zilcosky

Kafka's office writings, appearing here together in English for the first time, constitute a fascinating discovery. Corngold and Wagner treat readers to a surprising, new Kafka: a high-ranking, confident bureaucrat, whose legal and literary labors were closely intertwined.
John Zilcosky, University of Toronto

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