The Paradox of the Employee: Variants of a Social Theme in Modern Literature

The Paradox of the Employee: Variants of a Social Theme in Modern Literature

ISBN-10:
3261047577
ISBN-13:
9783261047571
Pub. Date:
01/01/1980
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

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The Paradox of the Employee: Variants of a Social Theme in Modern Literature

The figure of the Employee or Angestellte often plays a central rolein modern literature as a creature of ambiguity, indeterminacy and paradox. In tracing the origins and development of this thematic pattern, The Paradox of the Employee delineates the parallels linking Kafka's Castle to the Habsburg civil servants' abortive struggle for a service charter, and explores Orwell's prefiguration of the themes of «1984» in his earlier treatments of the salaried middle class.

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ISBN-13: 9783261047571
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1980
Series: Germanic Studies in America , #35
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: The theme and its origins - Analysis of works by Herman Melville, John Davidson, Georg Kaiser, Arthur Miller, Emile Zola, Robert Walser, Franz Kafka, Hans Fallada, George Orwell.

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