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Kafka's Narrators : A Study of His Stories and Sketches - Roy Pascal

Kafka's Narrators

A Study of His Stories and Sketches

Paperback Published: 17th May 1982
ISBN: 9780521287654
Number Of Pages: 260

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When Roy Pascal died in 1980 he had all but completed a book on narrative viewpoint in Kafka's shorter fiction: the stories and sketches, as well as the numerous fables and parables. It was for Pascal a genuine voyage of discovery from which he believed he was bringing back significant observations that would contribute to a richer and more accurate assessment of Kafka's art. Prepared for publication by professors Martin Swales and Siegbert Prawer, the book was originally published in 1982 in the confident expectation that it had achieved the author's aim. Although it contains detailed analyses of individual works, the book is more than simply one further addition to the bewildering corpus of secondary literature on Kafka. For it is a study which manages to cut through many previous critical controversies by paying scrupulous attention to matters of literary and stylistic technique.

Introduction: narrator and story
The Kafka story: structure and meaning
The impersonal narrator of the early tales: 'The judgement' ('Das Urteil'), 'The metamorphosis' ('Die Verwandlung')
Officer versus traveller: 'In the penal colony' ('In der Strafkolonie')
The breakdown of the impersonal narrator: 'Blumfeld, an elderly bachelor' ('Blumfeld, ein älterer Junggeselle')
The identifiable narrator of 'A hunger artist' ('Ein Hungerk√ľnstler')
Third-person and first-person fables and parables
Last tales: the stories with human characters
Last tales: the animal stories
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ISBN: 9780521287654
ISBN-10: 0521287650
Series: Anglica Germanica
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 17th May 1982
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.33