Franz Kafka: Subversive Dreamer (Michigan Studies In Comparative Jewish Cultures)

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Franz Kafka: Subversive Dreamer is an attempt to identify and properly contextualize the social critique in Kafka s biography and work that links father-son antagonisms, heterodox Jewish religious thinking, and anti-authoritarian or anarchist protest against the rising power of bureaucratic modernity. The book proceeds chronologically, starting with biographical facts often neglected or denied relating to Kafka s relations with the Anarchist circles in Prague, followed by an analysis of the three great unfinished novels Amerika, The Trial, The Castle as well as some of his most important short stories. Fragments, parables, correspondence, and his diaries are also used in order to better understand the major literary works. Lowy s book grapples with the critical and subversive dimension of Kafka s writings, which is often hidden or masked by the fabulistic character of the work. Lowy s reading has already generated controversy because of its distance from the usual canon of literary criticism about the Prague writer, but the book has been well received in its original French edition and has been translated into Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, and Turkish.
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Michael Lowyis Emeritus Research Director in Social Sciences at the CNRS (French National Center of Scientific Research) and lectures at the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales (EHESS; Paris, France).
Inez Hedgesis Professor of French, German, and Cinema Studies at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University, Boston.
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This reading of Kafka so thorough, consistent, and inspired can surprise, but it convinces; not by the aggressive assertion of a thesis, but by the quality of information, the rigor and finesse of listening; in short, by knowledge.
Guy Petitdemange, Etudes, July 2004"

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