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Kafka's Jewish languages : the hidden openness of tradition

Author: David Bruce Suchoff
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2012.
Series: Haney Foundation series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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""In Kafka's Jewish Languages David Suchoff quite persuasively argues that the Germanic interplay between high and low (Yiddish) languages and the rise of modern Hebrew account for far more of the plays and innovations of Kafka's writing than has previously been acknowledged. Suchoff's diligent, innovative, and supremely intelligent work adds significantly to Kafka scholarship and Judaic studies."--Henry Sussman,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Franz Kafka; Franz Kafka; Franz Kafka
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Bruce Suchoff
ISBN: 9780812205244 0812205243 0812243714 9780812243710 9781283897242 1283897245
OCLC Number: 793012722
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Introduction. Kafka’s Jewish Voice --
Chapter 1. Cold War Kafka and Beyond --
Chapter 2. The Breakthrough to Jewish Languages --
Chapter 3. Hebrews in New York --
Chapter 4. Kabbalah and Comedy --
Chapter 5. Open Boundaries --
Afterword. The Puzzle of National Traditions, or the Art of Nut-Cracking --
Notes --
Index --
Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Haney Foundation series.
Responsibility: David Suchoff.
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