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Kafka : a guide for the perplexed

Author: Clayton Koelb
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010.
Series: Guides for the perplexed.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Franz Kafka is one of the most widely taught, and read, €writers in world literature.€ Readers encountering texts like 'The Metamorphosis' and The Trial for the first time are frequently perplexed by his often intentionally weird writing. Some might say that Kafka's enduring achievement has been to make his readers love being perplexed. As much of Kafka's writing is designed to perplex the reader, this guide helps  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Koelb, Clayton, 1942-
Kafka.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010
(OCoLC)496962117
Named Person: Franz Kafka; Franz Kafka; Franz Kafka
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clayton Koelb
ISBN: 9781441155764 1441155767
OCLC Number: 680017863
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 183 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations of Frequently Cited Works; Chapter One: Why You Might be Perplexed; Chapter Two: A Short Life of Franz K.; Chapter Three: A Survey of Kafka's Literary Estate; Chapter Four: The Stories and Fragments; Chapter Five: The Novels; Notes; Bibliography and Suggested Further Reading; Index.
Series Title: Guides for the perplexed.
Responsibility: Clayton Koelb.

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Franz Kafka is one of the most widely taught, and read, writers in world literature. This guide helps the reader understand why and how perplexity has been deliberately created by Kafka's text and to  Read more...

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