Kafka : A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guide)

Kafka : A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guide)

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Table of Contents

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK                               vii
Begin reading the author vii
How to approach unfamiliar or difficult texts vii
Vocabulary viii
Summary viii
CHAPTER 1: WHY READ FRANZ KAFKA TODAY? 1 (4)
Externalizing the demons 1 (1)
Capturing universal fear 2 (1)
A long journey to recognition 3 (1)
Kafka today 3 (1)
Summary 4 (1)
CHAPTER 2: HOW TO APPROACH KAFKA'S WORK 5 (4)
Be wary of the deceptive shadows 5 (1)
Letting in the humour 5 (1)
Traditional storytelling 5 (1)
Non-traditional storytelling 6 (1)
Dark images 6 (1)
Fragmented work 7 (1)
Other writing 7 (1)
Summary 8 (1)
CHAPTER 3: BIOGRAPHY AND INFLUENCES 9 (7)
'What village is this I have wandered into?' 9 (1)
Herman vs Franz 9 (2)
School, university and respectability 11 (1)
A good job with prospects 12 (1)
Compulsive writing 12 (1)
Women, women, women 13 (1)
Illness 14 (1)
Summary 15 (1)
CHAPTER 4: SOCIAL BACKGROUND 16 (7)
A man of his time 16 (1)
Fin de si鐵le 16 (1)
The Prague Circle 17 (1)
The Ghetto 18 (1)
Being Jewish 19 (1)
Keeping the faith 19 (1)
Stuck in the middle 20 (2)
Summary 22 (1)
CHAPTER 5: MAJOR THEMES 23 (15)
Description of a struggle 23 (1)
Justice 23 (1)
Beetle, dung or vermin? 24 (1)
Guilt 25 (2)
Authority and power 27 (2)
Threat 29 (1)
Futility 30 (2)
Animal, mineral or vegetable 32 (1)
Absurdity 33 (2)
What is life? 35 (1)
The struggle of the self 36 (1)
Summary 37 (1)
CHAPTER 6: MAJOR WORKS 1: THE NOVELS 38 (10)
Amerika 38 (2)
The Trial 40 (2)
The Castle 42 (3)
The novels as a trilogy 45 (2)
Summary 47 (1)
CHAPTER 7: MAJOR WORKS 2: THE SHORTER FICTION 48 (11)
The Judgement 48 (2)
The Metamorphosis 50 (3)
In The Penal Colony 53 (3)
A Hunger Artist 56 (2)
Summary 58 (1)
CHAPTER 8: CONTEMPORARY CRITICAL APPROACHES 59 (6)
Early reviews 59 (1)
Max Brod 60 (1)
Swamped by history 60 (3)
Herald of the 'Prague Spring' 63 (1)
Summary 64 (1)
CHAPTER 9: MODERN CRITICAL APPROACHES 65 (14)
'As Franz Kafka awoke one morning from uneasy 65 (2)
dreams he found himself transformed in his
bed into a gigantic writer'
Modernism, Expressionism and the Fantastic 67 (2)
A psychoanalytical approach 69 (2)
Kafka's Jewishness 71 (2)
Marxist interpretations 73 (1)
Philosophical readings 74 (2)
Other views of Kafka 76 (1)
Summary 77 (2)
CHAPTER 10: WHERE TO NEXT? 79 (4)
Kafka's work 79 (1)
Biography 79 (1)
Critical works 80 (1)
Prague 81 (1)
Film 81 (1)
Societies and websites 82 (1)
CHRONOLOGY OF MAJOR WORKS 83 (1)
GLOSSARY 84 (3)
FURTHER READING 87 (1)
INDEX 88