Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka

Autor : Franz Kafka
Género : Libros, Literatura y ficción, Historia, teoría literaria y crítica,
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Franz Kafka

Críticas 'The Office Writings', however, convincingly suggests that his job was also integral to his writing, and that his literary production was not an escape from the alienation of daily life to that 'dreamlike inner life' but a striving to reconcile the two. -- Alexander Provan, The NationKafka himself complained constantly that his day job at the Prague Workmen's Accident Insurance Institute oppressed his artistic calling; this volume's editors beg to differ. In the hands of Kafka scholars Stanley Corngold and Benno Wagner and the legal scholar Jack Greenberg, the 18 briefs collected here comprise more than a record of the author's years in the insurance business. By reading between his legal writings and his fiction, the editors argue that Kafka's dual identities are inextricable: the writer is informed by the lawyer, the lawyer by the writer. Franz Kafka is the Franz Kafka we know not in spite of his day job, but rather because of it. -- Rachel Sugar, The National[T]he texts have impressive sociological merit: They provide a compelling picture of what life was like for an early twentieth-century bureaucrat who took his work seriously, believed in it, and did it well. . . . But ultimately, the value of 'The Office Writings' lies less in the potential connections to Kafka's fiction than in the fundamental disconnect. -- Ben Kafka, BookforumCognizant that some readers might be put off by the legal writing style, Corngold (German & comparative literature, Princeton Univ.), Jack Greenberg (law, Columbia Univ.), and Benno Wagner (literature, media, & culture, Univ. of Siegen, Germany) provide ample and rich analyses that demonstrate the close link between Kafka's profession and his literary creativity and oeuvre. This scholarly book is indispensable to an understanding of Kafka. Highly recommended. -- Ali Houissa, Library JournalThis event--finally, the translation and publication of the last known scrap of Kafka's work left untranslated, and unpublished--brings us to the subject of this series: how Kafka's office writings influenced his fiction, and what that influence means. Kafka's office writings, as presented here, cannot be read on their own . . . but, instead, must be read as companions, to demystify the three novels and stories (which are anything but boring). Taken together, though, both workaday fact and masterwork fiction create a network of connections that exposes not just the concerns of a single writer, but also that of a singular culture--the culture of the Office, which has imposed itself on what used to be our lives. -- Joshua Cohen, Nextbook.orgThis handsome volume fills a void in Kafka studies and rectifies the unbalanced image of Kafka as a tortured genius who labored in an insurance office by day and wrote fiction by night. . . . A fascinating read for scholars of Kafka and modern Central European literature. -- M. McCulloh, ChoiceThe editors--Stanley Corngold, Jack Greenberg and Benno Wagner--have done a masterful job in making the drafts of speeches, letters, internal reports and newspaper articles relevant. -- Raymond Johnston, Czech Business WeeklyThese writings reveal Kafka the man at his best. For that reason, 'Franz Kafka: The Office Writings' makes a significant contribution to understanding the enigmatic Franz Kafka. -- Jefferson M. Gray, Federal Lawyer Reseña del editor A novella that shaped Western Literature in its time. Ver Descripción del producto

Letters From Mexico

Letters From Mexico

Autor : Hernan Cortes
Género : Libros, Libros universitarios y de estudios superiores, Humanidades,
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La Muerta Enamorada

La Muerta Enamorada

Autor : Théophile Gautier,josé Ramón Martínez Maestre,víctor Manuel Martínez Ramírez
Género : Libros, Literatura y ficción, Ficción por género,
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Tamaño de archivo : 8.21 MB