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Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature

By: Robertson, Ritchie (Fellow, Fellow, Downing College, Cambridge)

0198158149 / 9780198158141
Paperback / softback
833.912
16/04/1987
Stock expected by 13/12/2019
United Kingdom
139 x 216 mm, 444 grams 336 pages
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Kafka wrote Das Urteil, his first major work of literature, in a single night in the autumn of 1912.

It was for him a breakthrough, and closely connected with it was the awakening of his interest in Jewish culture.

This is a general study of Kafka, which explores the literary and historical context of his writings, and links them with his emergent sense of Jewish identity.

What is emphasized throughout is Kafka's concern with contemporary society - hisdistrust of its secular, humanitarian ideals - and his desire for a new kind of community, based on religion.

BIC:

1DVK Former Czechoslovakia, 2ACG German, DSBH Literary studies: from c 1900 -, DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, JFSR1 Jewish studies

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