✓ Franz Kafka: Representative Man: Prague, Germans, Jews, and the Crisis of Modernism || ↠ PDF Read by ↠ Frederick R. Karl

By Frederick R. Karl | Comments: ( 791 ) | Date: ( Jul 19, 2019 )

From the cauldron of fin de si cle Middle Europe emerged the writer who most startlingly embodies this century s artistic vision and whose name is virtually synonymous with the century Franz Kafka The definitive critical biography of one of the world s greatest writers, Franz Kafka Representative Man examines Kafka as the quintessential expression of modernism.Not just aFrom the cauldron of fin de si cle Middle Europe emerged the writer who most startlingly embodies this century s artistic vision and whose name is virtually synonymous with the century Franz Kafka The definitive critical biography of one of the world s greatest writers, Franz Kafka Representative Man examines Kafka as the quintessential expression of modernism.Not just a personal biography, Franz Kafka Representative Man presents a vivid and authoritative picture of the historical, cultural, and artistic world from which Kafka arose, examining the entire body of his writing in light of his status as the representative man of our time Freud, Nietzsche, Einstein, Picasso, Rilke, Mahler, and Stravinsky all were a part of the radically subversive movement known as modernism, and all are included in Dr Karl s monumental study Yet of all these brilliant minds that transformed our notions of the human condition, it is Kafka who has come to embody our century.Informed by a lifetime of thought and research, and drawing on newly discovered letters not yet translated into English from Kafka to his parents, Frederick Karl, the acclaimed biographer of Conrad and Faulkner, leads us on an intellectual journey through the labyrinth of Prague, amid the growing ethnic tensions that would explode in the Second World War, in an empire struggling with its national identity and on the verge of collapse Dr Karl, with astonishing command and penetrating insight, interweaves the many strands of person, place, and time to illuminate Kafka the individual, the artist, and the representative man This book is an invaluable contribution to literary studies and the history of modern culture.


  • Title: Franz Kafka: Representative Man: Prague, Germans, Jews, and the Crisis of Modernism
  • Author: Frederick R. Karl
  • ISBN: 9780395561430
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Frederick R. Karl

Along with his biographies, Frederick Karl wrote several volumes of literary criticism, among them American Fictions 1940 1980 He also was general editor and volume co editor of the Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad, five volumes of which have appeared He taught at City College of New York, Columbia, and NYU Karl died in 2004.



Comments Franz Kafka: Representative Man: Prague, Germans, Jews, and the Crisis of Modernism

  • Bob Newman

    a trial of patienceIn the real estate business, they say that everything is "location, location, location". For myself, when it comes to books, I would say everything is "editing, editing, editing". Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was certainly one of the most interesting writers of the 20th century. Born in Austria-Hungary, he died in Czechoslovakia without leaving Prague, his home city. Perhaps, as Dr. Karl suggests, his life and work sum up the modernist movement and all its influences on literature, [...]


  • John

    One of Karl's habits that I dislike is his need to turn the subjects of his books into essences. Such as George Eliot: The voice of a Century. How can a century have a voice anyway? And if it could, there would certainly be more than one, if one considers Asians, indigenous persons, African-Americans of this or any other century. And again, Kafka represented no one but himself. This isn't to say that he wasn't influenced and didn't influence, etc but it's entirely unnecessary and, in fact, quite [...]


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