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Title Franz Kafka : narration, rhetoric, and reading / edited by Jakob Lothe, Beatrice Sandberg, and Ronald Speirs
Published Columbus : The Ohio State University Press, [2011]


Description 1 online resource (x, 251 pages) : 1 illustration
Series Theory and interpretation of narrative
Theory and interpretation of narrative series.
Contents Introduction. Narration and narratives in Kafka / Jakob Lothe, Beatrice Sandberg, and Ronald Speirs-- Progression, speed, and judgment in "Das urteil" / James Phelan -- The human body and the human being in "Die Verwandlung" / Anniken Greve -- "Lightning no longer flashes" : Kafka's Chinese voice and the thunder of the Great War / Benno Wagner -- The abandoned writing desk : on Kafka's metanarratives, as exemplified by "Der Heizer" / Gerhard Neumann -- Therese's story in "Der Verschollene" / Gerhard Kurz -- The sense of an un-ending : the resistance to narrative closure in Kafka's "Das Schloss" / J. Hillis Miller -- Starting in the middle? complications of narrative beginnings and progression in Kafka / Beatrice Sandberg -- The narrative beginning of Kafka's "In der Strafkolonie" / Jakob Lothe -- Musical indirections in Kafka's "Forschungen eines Hundes" / Stanley Corngold -- The dynamics of narration in Betrachtung, "Das Urteil," and Kafka's reflections on writing / Ronald Speirs
Summary "Franz Kafka: Narration, Rhetoric, and Reading presents essays by noted Kafka critics and by leading narratologists who explore Kafka's original and innovative uses of narrative throughout his career. Collectively, these essays by Stanley Corngold, Anniken Greve, Gerhard Kurz, Jakob Lothe, J. Hillis Miller, Gerhard Neumann, James Phelan, Beatrice Sandberg, Ronald Speirs, and Benno Wagner examine a number of provocative questions arising from Kafka's narratives and method of narration. The arguments of the essays relate both to the peculiarities of Kafka's story-telling and to general issues in narrative theory. They reflect, for example, the complexity of the issues surrounding the "somebody" doing the telling, the attitude of the narrator to what is told, the perceived purpose(s) of the telling, the implied or actual reader, the progression of events, and the progression of the telling. As the essays also demonstrate, Kafka's narratives still present a considerable challenge to, as well as a great resource for, narrative theory and analysis"--Publisher's description
Notes Essays originated as papers discussed at a symposium in May 2006, forming part of the research project Narrative Theory and Analysis directed by Jakob Lothe at the Centre for Advanced Study in Oslo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924 -- Criticism and interpretation
Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924 -- Criticism and interpretation
Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924.
Kafka, Franz 1883-1924
Kafka, Franz.
Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924 -- analys och tolkning.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Narration (Rhetoric)
Oslo <2006>
Genre/Form essays.
Literary criticism.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Literary criticism.
Critiques littéraires.
Form Electronic book
Author Speirs, Ronald, editor.
Sandberg, Beatrice, 1942- editor.
Lothe, Jakob, editor.
ISBN 9780814270776