By Richard T. Gray, Ruth V. Gross, Rolf J. Goebel, Clayton Koelb
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Known for depicting alienation, frustration, and the victimization of the person by way of impenetrable bureaucracies, Kafka's works have given upward thrust to the time period Kafkaesque. This encyclopedia information Kafka's existence and writings.
Included are greater than 800 alphabetically prepared entries on his works, characters, relations and buddies, subject matters, and different issues. lots of the entries cite works for additional interpreting, and the Encyclopedia closes with a specific, common bibliography.
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The editors of the Critical Edition point to one further possible background work that may have influenced the composition of "Die Abweisung" in particular: a report by Bertrand Russell, printed in the Prager Tagblatt, relating details of his trip to Soviet Russia that, like Kafka's story, deals with the themes of political power, its origins, the sources of its legitimacy, and the emergence of revolutionary movements. The first-person narrator of this story begins by documenting the isolation of the village from which he comes and about whose social and political order he is about to report.
Richard Gray, for example, is most closely associated with literary sociology, Ruth Gross with theoretical readings of short fiction, Rolf Goebel with postcolonialism, and Clayton Koelb with postmodern rhetorical criticism. Precisely because of the difficulty of Kafka's writing, however, it is important for readers to be able to distinguish between, on the one hand, misunderstandings based on insufficient information about the text, the writer, the literary techniques typically employed, and the historical epoch; and, on the other, the confusions that arise as a constituent aspect of Kafka's writing.
A Franz Kafka Encyclopedia by Richard T. Gray, Ruth V. Gross, Rolf J. Goebel, Clayton Koelb