Kafka and Dostoyevsky: The Shaping of Influence

Kafka and Dostoyevsky: The Shaping of Influence

by W.J. Dodd

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Kafka and Dostoyevsky: The Shaping of Influence by W.J. Dodd

This book evaluates the importance of Dostoyevsky's life and imaginative fiction as a stimulus to Kafka's own writing. Dostoyevskian material is situated within detailed readings of particular works. The principle sources discussed are The Double, Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, and Dostoyevsky's (auto) biography. It is argued that Kafka's use of Dostoyevsky is driven by antagonism as much as by admiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349218622
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/15/1992
Edition description: 1st ed. 1992
Pages: 237
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Key to Abbreviations - Introduction - Kafka's Russia - A Friend in St Petersburg?: Das Urteil - Mr Golyadkin: Die Verwandlung (I) - Underground Men: Die Verwandlung (II) - Punishments and Crimes: Der Prozess - Dostoyevsky Underground: In der Strafkolonie - Coda: Errinnerungen an die Kaldabahn, Der Unterstaatsanwalt, Der Dorfschullehrer - The Narrative Problem - Kafka's Dostoyevsky: Conclusions and Questions - Notes - Bibliography - Index

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