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The myth of power and the self
essays on Franz Kafka
Walter H. Sokel.

Published 2002 by Wayne State University Press in Detroit, Mich .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: 1 The Myth of Power and the Self: An Autobiographical
Account of Reading Kafka
2 Franz Kafka
3 Kafka's Poetics of the Inner Self
4 Language and Truth in the Two Worlds of Franz Kafka
5 Symbol, Allegory, Existential Sign:
Three Approaches to Kafka
6 The Relationship of Narrative Perspective to
Narrative Action and Meaning in "Before the Law,"
"Jackals and Arabs," and The Trial
7 Freud and the Magic of Kafka's Writing
8 Kafka's Beginnings: Narcissism, Magic, and the
Function of Narration in "Description of a Struggle"
9 Perspectives and Truth in "The Judgment"
10 From Marx to Myth: The Structure and Function of
Self-Alienation in Kafka's "The Metamorphosis"
11 The Program of K.'s Court: Oedipal and
Existential Meanings of The Trial
12 The Three Endings of Josef K. and the Role of
Art in The Trial
13 Identity and the Individual, or Past and Present:
Franz Kafka's "A Report to an Academy" in a
Psychoanalytic and a Sociohistorical Context
14 Between Gnosticism and Jehovah: The Dilemma in
Kafka's Religious Attitude
15 Freedom and Authority in the Fiction of Franz Kafka
Other Essays on Kafka by Walter H. Sokel.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Kritik, Kritik (Detroit, Mich.)


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PT2621.A26 Z873 2002

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334 p. ;
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