Kafka : A Guide for the Perplexed

By (author) Koelb, Clayton

Franz Kafka is one of the most widely taught, and read,writers in world literature. Readers encountering texts like 'The Metamorphosis' and The Trial for the first time are frequently perplexed by his often intentionally weird writing. Some might say that Kafka's enduring achievement has been to make his readers love being perplexed. As much of Kafka's writing is designed to perplex the reader, this guide helps the reader understand why and how perplexity has been deliberately created by Kafka's text and to realize what the uses of such perplexity might be. The book guides readers through their first encounters with Kafka and introduces the problems involved in reading his texts, the nature of his texts from the key novels and novellas toletters and professional writings, his life as a writer and different approaches to reading Kafka.

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  • 1. Why You Might Be Perplexed
  • 2. A Short Life of Franz K.
  • 3. A Survey of Kafka's Literary Estate
  • 4. The Stories and Fragments
  • 5. The Novels
  • Bibliography: Suggested Further Reading
  • Index.

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書名 Kafka : A Guide for the Perplexed
著作者等 Koelb, Clayton
書名別名 A Guide for the Perplexed
シリーズ名 Guides for the Perplexed
出版元 Continuum Publishing Corporation
刊行年月 2010.06.08
ページ数 192p
大きさ H216 x W140
ISBN 9780826495792
言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国