Kafka’s Nonhuman Form: Troubling the Boundaries of the by Ted Geier

By Ted Geier

This booklet is a compact learn of Kafka’s inimitable literary type, animals, and ecological thought—his nonhuman form—that proceeds via unique shut readings of Kafka’s oeuvre. With pick out engagements of Adorno, Derrida, and the literary background from Romanticism to Dickens that motivated Kafka, Ted Geier discusses Kafka’s literary, “nonhuman” shape and how it unsettles the proposal of a ordinary and straightforward lifestyles that society and tradition impose, together with the bounds among human and animal. via cautious cognizance to the formal predicaments of Kafka’s works and interesting with Kafka’s unique felony and social suggestion in his novels and brief tales, this ebook renders Kafka’s occasionally impossibly enigmatic paintings legible on the point of its expression, bringing superb form to his paintings and redefining what students and readers have understood because the “Kafkaesque”.

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