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The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

June O. Leavitt

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book aims to show that the “Kafkaesque” in Franz Kafka may be immediate or residual impressions of the clairvoyance which Kafka admitted he suffered from: Those aspects of his writings in which ... More


Conclusion The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka in Perspective

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Kafka’s clairvoyance was comprised of a diverse assortment of attributes-- paranormal perception, awareness of a mysterious gnosis permeating the world, apprehension of spiritual realms and a ... More


The Mystical Life of Animals: Investigations of a Vegetarian

June O. Leavitt

in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199827831
eISBN:
9780199919444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827831.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter explores the possibility that Kafka’s abstention from meat and empathy for animals may have generated his large repertoire of narratives written from a mammal, rodent or insects’ points ... More


The Cosmic Crasher

Emily Selove

in Hikayat Abi al-Qasim: A Literary Banquet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474402316
eISBN:
9781474418782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402316.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter delves deeper into Ab016B l-Qāsim's status as a microcosm, reading him as representing the paradoxical joining of the opposite figures of Satan and the Prophet Muḥammad. It shows that ... More


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