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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 129–161.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Veronika Tuckerová This article examines Eduard Goldstücker's construction of his own vita through his complex engagement with Franz Kafka from 1963 to 1989. Archival documents about Goldstücker's trial and surveillance, found in the archives of the Secret Police in Prague, help us understand...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 99–128.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Christopher Conti Walter Benjamin's great essay on Franz Kafka exemplifies his philosophical praxis, which exhumes the prehistoric substrate of modernity to expose the myth of progress in modernity's claim to epochal legitimacy. Benjamin's physiognomic thinking endows Kafka with the features of his...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 175–198.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Roger Foster Foster argues that Theodor W. Adorno's interpretation of Franz Kafka makes possible an understanding of literature's critical role in society while avoiding the twin pitfalls of reducing the literary work's significance to an echo of contemporary social and political ideas...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 67–98.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Brook Henkel Abstract Around 1910 trick films by Edwin S. Porter, Émile Cohl, and others fascinated writers and critics by bringing objects to life and upending the dominant roles of human actors found in drama and literature. The animated objects and thing-like humans in Franz Kafka’s writings...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 119–140.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., the article proposes a fourfold typology of torture by looking at representative examples from Aeschylus's Prometheus to Franz Kafka's “In the Penal Colony” and Jean Améry's At the Mind's Limits . The article contends that the incommunicability of torture challenges not only the literary ethics...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 31–48.
Published: 01 August 2015
... that interrogate modernity and its prioritization of mobility and speed: first, the moral interpretation of lateness as a stigma (Friedrich Nietzsche, Thomas Mann); second, the psychic view of lateness as a condition of perception (Georg Simmel, Franz Kafka, Robert Walser); and third, the psychoanalytic...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 103–123.
Published: 01 February 2021
... . 44. Agamben, “Kommerell,” 80 . 43. Benjamin, “Franz Kafka,” 800 . 42. Benjamin, “Franz Kafka,” 804 . 41. Benjamin, “Franz Kafka,” 801 . 40. Benjamin’s reading of Kafka’s theater was informed by his work on the baroque mourning play. A key reference in this context...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 83–119.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... 83 84 Kafkaʼs Files was incomplete. It was in Prague, in the same spring of 1883 when Nietzsche gave birth to his favorite son and double, Zara thustra, that his fi rst true reader (in time and rank) was born: Franz Kafka, eldest child of Julie and Hermann Kafka, the latter the head...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 159–178.
Published: 01 February 2006
... with discourses on the animal by other think- ers, such as Walter Benjamin, Sigmund Freud, Franz Kafka, Hélène Cixous, Jacques Derrida, and Emmanuel Levinas.6 4. Jay Bernstein, “Mastered by Nature: Abstraction, Independence, and the Simple Concept,” in Adorno: Disenchantment and Ethics (Cambridge...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 189–205.
Published: 01 November 2012
... might say that the collector has a sense for what would have happened. In Benjamin’s writ- ings on Franz Kafka, we find a story that may help make better sense of this claim. I recount the story here in its entirety: In a Hasidic village, so the story goes, Jews were sitting together...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of exception, an absolutizing of katarēgsis [no-longer-at-work]” (TTR, 108). 7. Vivan Liska, Giorgio Agambens leerer Messianismus: Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Franz Kafka (Vienna: Schlebrügge.Editor, 2008), 7. My translation. 100 The Jerusalem School Historically speaking, Buber’s story...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 1–5.
Published: 01 November 2006
... surprisingly novel perspectives. Benno Wagner reads Franz Kafka as the “fi rst reader” of Fried- rich Nietzsche in relation to the biopolitics of risk and insurance, danger and uninsurability. Stefanie Harris explores Rainer Maria Rilkeʼs obsession with the visual in The Notebook of Malte Laurids Brigge...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 29–41.
Published: 01 February 2013
... correlate of late idealism’s hypertrophy of the subject (K, 112). He finds it in Franz Kafka’s inability to distinguish between the Creator and the Devil (“Portrait,” 235) and in Samuel Beckett’s supposed nihilism, which “gnostically” understands the “world as it has been created as radically evil...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 49–64.
Published: 01 August 2015
... already know. The darkness of the lived moment thus becomes the bridge between kata to dynaton and dynámei ón. Where Franz Kafka saw culture and art as the ax with which to break the frozen sea within, Bloch saw it as the spark that would ignite the bright “utopian star” in us and thence...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 151–170.
Published: 01 November 2006
...- ment that no recognized theater actor would act in a fi lm, thereby marking an extraordinary success for the so-called Kunst- or Autorenfi lm. Yet the wide- spread perception that Bassermann had sold his soul in signing a fi lm contract was also echoed in a 1913 letter by Franz Kafka to Felice Bauer...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 199–218.
Published: 01 November 2014
... publication of Aus Indien, we see, in addition to Hesse (Singapore and Port Said) and Freud (Italy), Waldemar Bonsels (Bombay, 1903), Bernhard Kellermann (Tokyo, 1907), Hanns Heinz Ewers (Igatpuri, 1910), Franz Kafka and Max Brod (Milan, Paris, 1911), Hermann Keyserling (Kyoto, 1912), and Ernst...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 99–139.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Robertson, “Playing House” As Theodor W. Adorno once said of Franz Kafka, so we may say of W. G. Sebald: what baffles and eludes us in his work may one day provide the key to the whole. 1 Sebald’s rise to international acclaim was meteoric, the critical consensus of his accomplishment swift; yet...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 165–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Primo Michele Levi to translate Franz Kafka’s novel The Trial into his native Italian in 1983, only four years before his own suicide? Beyond the enervating physics of culpability that fueled Kafka’s unfinished novel, Levi found a broader kinship there—in his predecessor’s gritty, kinetic pro...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 119–131.
Published: 01 November 2023
... in the world literary spheres, then the most popular German-language authors in the world would appear to be “dead white men.” Among the top fifty authors listed on UNESCO’s Index Translationum, 25 the Brothers Grimm lead (10), followed by Karl Marx (31), Hermann Hesse (35), Franz Kafka (36), Friedrich...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 175–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
... , no. 3 : 101 – 21 . Kafka Franz . 1985 . Die Verwandlung . London : Methuen . Marx Karl . 1953 . Grundrisse der Kritik der Politischen Ökonomie (Rohentwurf), 1857–58 , edited by Marx-Engels-Lenin Institute Moscow . Berlin : Dietz . Marx Karl Engels Friedrich...