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Franz Kafka : a question of Jewish identity : two perspectives

Author: Sara Loeb
Publisher: Lanham, MD : University Press of America, 2001.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Loeb, Sara.
Franz Kafka.
Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2001
(OCoLC)606646129
Named Person: Franz Kafka; Franz Kafka; Franz Kafka; Max Brod; Marthe Robert; Franz Kafka; Max Brod; Marthe Robert; Max Brod; Franz Kafka; Marthe Robert
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Loeb
ISBN: 0761821414 9780761821410
OCLC Number: 48074556
Description: xiii, 273 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Franz Kafka--the Jewish element in his life --
Family and biographical background --
Kafka--character and identity --
A quest for the way back --
The Yiddish theater --
Zionism --
The inner struggle for wholeness and authenticity --
Kafka and Jewish self-hatred --
The Jewish core in the rift between father and son --
Max Brod and Marthe Robert--the background of their philosophical approaches --
Prague at the close of the 19th century--assimilated Jewish society at an impasse --
Max Brod and his contemporaries --
Brod and Kafka--a complex friendship --
Paris in the mid-20th century --
Marthe Robert and the scope of the literary work --
Franz Kafka as a subject of research --
Modes of Criticism --
Literary criticism--an overview --
Max Brod and Marthe Robert--two approaches to the work of Kafka --
Relating to the text --
Max Brod--editing as interpretation --
Marthe Robert--translation as interpretation --
The key to understanding --
Max Brod--from the point of view of sacredness --
Marthe Robert and the discovery of meaning through technique --
Max Brod and the religious moment (a metaphysical view) --
Kafka and religious belief --
The supreme authority --
Din and Hesed in the Kabbalistic sense --
Art as a representation of religious belief --
Kafka's work: a reflection of Jewish fate in the Diaspora --
Marthe Robert and the duality of identity (psychoanalytical-structural approach) --
Kafka's work as a self-reflecting fictional mirror --
Kafka and the Jewish name --
Existential duality - a malady of identity.
Other Titles: Frants Ḳafḳa.
Responsibility: Sara Loeb ; translated by Sondra Silverston and Chaya Naor.

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