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The Resource Franz Kafka : the poet of shame and guilt, Saul Friedländer

Franz Kafka : the poet of shame and guilt, Saul Friedländer

Label
Franz Kafka : the poet of shame and guilt
Title
Franz Kafka
Title remainder
the poet of shame and guilt
Statement of responsibility
Saul Friedländer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Looks at such major aspects of the author's life as family, Judaism, love and sex, writing, illness, and despair, and argues that, when reinserted in Kafka's letters and diaries, deleted segments lift the mask of "sainthood" frequently attached to him
  • "Franz Kafka was the poet of his own disorder. Throughout his life he struggled with a pervasive sense of shame and guilt that left traces in his daily existence -- in his many letters, in his extensive diaries, and especially in his fiction. This stimulating book investigates some of the sources of Kafka's personal anguish and its complex reflections in his imaginary world. In his query, Saul Friedländer probes major aspects of Kafka's life (family, Judaism, love and sex, writing, illness, and despair) that until now have been skewed by posthumous censorship. Contrary to Kafka's dying request that all his papers be burned, Max Brod, Kafka's closest friend and literary executor, edited and published the author's novels and other works soon after his death in 1924. Friedländer shows that, when reinserted in Kafka's letters and diaries, deleted segments lift the mask of "sainthood" frequently attached to the writer and thus restore previously hidden aspects of his individuality."--Publisher's description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Friedländer, Saul
Dewey number
  • 833/.912
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2621.A26
LC item number
Z7199265 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jewish lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kafka, Franz
  • Authors, Austrian
  • Jewish authors
Label
Franz Kafka : the poet of shame and guilt, Saul Friedländer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. "Prague doesn't let go ..." The son ; "The dark complexity of Judaism" ; Love, sex, and fantasies -- Part II. "The reward for serving the devil" Night journey ; The writer and his worlds ; An ultimate quest for meaning?
Control code
ocn809845111
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 183 pages
Isbn
9780300136616
Lccn
2012034381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 illustration
Label
Franz Kafka : the poet of shame and guilt, Saul Friedländer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. "Prague doesn't let go ..." The son ; "The dark complexity of Judaism" ; Love, sex, and fantasies -- Part II. "The reward for serving the devil" Night journey ; The writer and his worlds ; An ultimate quest for meaning?
Control code
ocn809845111
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 183 pages
Isbn
9780300136616
Lccn
2012034381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 illustration

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