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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 (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 (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 159–178.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Christina Gerhardt The Ethics of Animals in Adorno and Kafka Christina Gerhardt If animals did not exist, the nature of man would...
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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 (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 83–119.
Published: 01 November 2006
... be picked in that fi ne speech. —Kafka, The Stoker For what is a book in itself? A book is a physical object in a world of physical objects. It is a set of dead symbols...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 103–123.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Marit Grøtta Abstract The Nature theater of Oklahama in Der Verschollene is one of Kafka’s most enigmatic inventions, widely known through Walter Benjamin’s and Giorgio Agamben’s reading of it as a theater of gestures. This article explores the intertextual archive of Kafka’s novel, bringing...
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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 (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 (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 (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 53–72.
Published: 01 February 2006
...- rative of the hanging of the prostitutes and Kafka’s photographic account of the medieval head-down hanging of the Jews. Neither fully in themselves, nor fully outside themselves, suspended between heaven and earth at the limits of life and death, the suffering victims inhabit a frozen but decisive...
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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 (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 119–148.
Published: 01 February 2013
...-Labarthe) of the speculative, synthesizing version of dialectic.4 For both Adorno and Lacoue-Labarthe, as Jay shows, mimesis is a true root of appearance, Schein in its (dialectical?) interplay with truth. Jay notes that in 2. “Among Kafka’s presuppositions, not the least one...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 47–62.
Published: 01 August 2012
... In Kafka Deleuze and Guattari explore literature’s role in this creative, transfor- mative process. Minor literature’s task is fabulation, in the sense not of invent- ing a myth of origin or a dream of utopia—as the basis for communal identity— but of telling multiple “little stories” from which...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 73–95.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., renders their truth less effective. In Franz Kafka’s work, for instance, the “mirror writing” ( Spiegelschrift ) that somehow denounces the reification of experience does not prevent a sense of promise from manifesting itself; in fact, even in novels such as The Castle or The Trial , a “chance...
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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 (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 151–170.
Published: 01 November 2006
... will understand why the actors in the photoplay prefer not to have their names revealed, . . . why all of our famous dramatic artists, male or female, reject such offers with indignation, despite steep fi nancial incentives.”7 2. In contrast to Hanns Zischlerʼs claim in his Kafka Goes to the Movies...
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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 (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 73–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
... against impossibility [buchstäblich am Unmöglichen den Kopf sich eingerannt]. His world, like that of his countryman Kafka, is one of infinite hope, only not for us. In its first flush such hope puts everything on the absurd possibility that it might be fulfilled. This conviction Gehalt...