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Franz Kafka : British Authors. Introductory Critical Studies - Ronald Gray

Franz Kafka

British Authors. Introductory Critical Studies

Paperback Published: 23rd April 1973
ISBN: 9780521097475
Number Of Pages: 230

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This 1973 text provides a critical introduction to the writings of Franz Kafka. Within it Ronald Gray surveys the novels and short stories, and glances also at the religious or confessional writings. He presents a persuasive and coherent account of Kafka's personal and artistic development and its meaning and value for us. Dr Gray argues that the early short stories are most finished and controlled; here Kafka recognised and managed to find a form exactly fitting his own condition, and the writing is less compulsive and obsessional than it became later. Dr Gray quotes extensively, translating specifically for the purpose. He writes for all whose who read Kafka, especially the many who read him in translation and would like a helpful and shrewd guide to understanding. Kafka's work hauntingly expresses one whole area of the modern mind - its anguish, dissociation and guilt - and this sane and sympathetic book puts him into a humane perspective.

Kafka the writer
Towards understanding
Early stories and 'The Judgement'
'The Metamorphosis'
'In the Penal Colony'
The Trial
'A Country Doctor' and other stories
The Castle
Later stories
Religious ideas
Notes to the text
Chronological table
Select Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521097475
ISBN-10: 0521097479
Series: British Authors. Introductory Critical Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 23rd April 1973
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.3