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The Body of Literature Kafka's Artist Stories

Elizabeth Boa

in Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158196
eISBN:
9780191673283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158196.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter sheds light on the symbolic and almost surreal conflicts present in many of Kafka's celebrated works. It not only looks at his famous novels such as The Metamorphosis, but also his short ... More


Degradation of the Sublime: “A Hunger Artist”

Jeff Fort

in The Imperative to Write: Destitutions of the Sublime in Kafka, Blanchot and Beckett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254699
eISBN:
9780823260836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254699.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a discussion of Kafka’s 1922 story “A Hunger Artist” and argues that this late story engages in a retrospective critique of the author’s previous strivings for sublimity and ... More


Franz Kafka: Allegories of the Soul

David Stephen Calonne

in R. Crumb: Literature, Autobiography, and the Quest for Self

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496831859
eISBN:
9781496831903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831859.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores Crumb’s work on the book Introducing Kafka, for which he provided the illustrations. The chapter begins with the ways Crumb has incorporated themes from Jewish culture into not ... More


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