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Language: en
Pages: 330
Authors: Ritchie Robertson
Categories: Judaism in literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This major new study explores the historical and literary context of Kafka's writings and links them with his emerging sense of Jewish identity. Emphasized throughout is kafka's concern with contemporary society, his distrust of its secular humanitarianism, and his yearning for a new kind of community: one based on religion.
Language: en
Pages: 470
Authors: David Gallagher
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01 - Publisher: Rodopi

The origins of selected instances of metamorphosis in Germanic literature are traced from their roots in Ovid'sMetamorphoses, grouped roughly on an 'ascending evolutionary scale' (invertebrates, birds, animals, and mermaids). Whilst a broad range of mythological, legendary, fairytale and folktale traditions have played an appreciable part, Ovid'sMetamorphoses is still an important
Kafka and short modernist prose
Language: de
Pages: 299
Authors: Manfred Engel, Ritchie Robertson
Categories: German prose literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

Books about Kafka and short modernist prose
Kafka's Jewish Languages
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: David Suchoff
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-29 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

After Franz Kafka died in 1924, his novels and short stories were published in ways that downplayed both their author's roots in Prague and his engagement with Jewish tradition and language, so as to secure their place in the German literary canon. Now, nearly a century after Kafka began to
Between Redemption and Doom
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Noah William Isenberg
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Between Redemption and Doom is a revelatory exploration of the evolution of German-Jewish modernism. Through an examination of selected works in literature, theory, and film, Noah Isenberg investigates the ways in which Jewish identity was represented in German culture from the eve of the First World War through the rise