Franz Kafka : the necessity of form / by Stanley Corngold
- Corngold, Stanley
- Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 
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- 1 online resource (344 pages)
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- Franz Kafka; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations for Kafka Citations; Introduction; Part I Kafka's Career; 1 '""You, ' I Said ... "": Kafka Early and Late; 2 The Hermeneutic of ""The Judgment; 3 The Metamorphosis: Metamorphosis of the Metaphor; 4 Metaphor and Chiasm; 5 Kafka's Double Helix; Part II Kafka's Context; 6 Kafka, Nietzsche, and the Question of Literary History; 7 Consternation: The Anthropological Moment in Prose Fiction (Cervantes, Flaubert, Kafka); 8 The Curtain Half Drawn: Prereading in Flaubert and Kafka; 9 The Trial/""In the Penal Colony"": The Rigors of Writing. and 10 Kafka as ExpressionistExcursus on Method; 11 Principles of Kafka Interpretation; 12 ""The Pure Expression"": An Exemplary Reading of Kafka; Index.
- In Stanley Corngold's view, the themes and strategies of Kafka's fiction are generated by a tension between his concern for writing and his growing sense of its arbitrary character. Analyzing Kafka's work in light of "the necessity of form," which is also a merely formal necessity, Corngold uncovers the fundamental paradox of Kafka's art and life.
- 1501722816, 9781501727795, 1501727796, and 9781501722813 (electronic bk.)
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