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Qui Parle (2023) 32 (2): 369–394.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Ian Fleishman Abstract This essay theorizes an addiction to ecological anxiety that is characteristic of cultural reactions to climate change and made especially palpable in a time of pandemic. Borrowing from J. M. Coetzee’s identification in Franz Kafka of an epistemology of ever-evolving crisis...
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Qui Parle (2004) 15 (1): 175–176.
Published: 01 June 2004
...); Franz Kafka: The Necessity of Form (Cornell U P, 1988); Borrowed Lives (with Irene Giersing) (State U of New York P, 1991); Complex Pleasure: Forms of Feeling in German Literature (Stanford U P, 1998; and most recently Lambent Traces: Franz Kafka (Princeton U P, 2004...
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Qui Parle (2004) 15 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 June 2004
... in parentheses directly in the main text. 5 Franz Kafka, The Complete Stories, ed. Nahum N. Glatzer, tr. Willa and Edwin Muir (New York: Schocken, 1971), 225. Franz Kafka, "Ein Landarzt," in Ein Landarzt and andere Drucke zu Lebzeiten, ed. Hans-Gerd Koch (Frankfurt a.M.: Fischer, 1994...
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Qui Parle (2013) 21 (2): 127–138.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Franz Kafka, a great writer because he was a man maimed by and guilty of a literary perfection that was, at the same time, human mutila- tion. But without Franz Kafka we would not know what it means to be Amshel, what such a life could mean to the writer it eluded...
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Qui Parle (2020) 29 (1): 15–24.
Published: 01 June 2020
... the indefinite postponement of justice through law, exposing in the end a form of legal violence indistinguishable from criminality. detention Franz Kafka law justice fiction We are living in a time when the suspension of due process in the service of indefinite detention is increasingly accepted...
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Qui Parle (2014) 22 (2): 57–68.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Modern, 2008), 78. 11. Paul B. Haviland quoted in 291 no. 7– 8 (September–October 1915): 1. 12. Franz Kafka, “The Cares of a Family Man,” in Collected Short Sto- ries, ed. Nahum N. Glazer (New York: Schocken, 1971), 427– 29. Fig. 1. Claire Fontaine, Untitled (Brand), 2011. Forged...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of a writer who engages in a similar style is Franz Kafka (although with more of an Martel: Nietzsche’s Cruel Messiah 217 emphasis on disappointment per se than on cruelty in his case). In his texts we see a similar sort of messiah, one who comes into the world...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 295–382.
Published: 01 December 2017
... in this strange afterlife, with everything animated and animating, puppet and puppeteer, in equal measure. Who speaks? It is, as Franz Kafka knew, the force of the non-I in speech, discourse, and writing: Mir immer unbegreiflich, daß es fast jedem, der schreiben kann, möglich ist, im Schmerz den Schmerz zu...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 257–274.
Published: 01 June 2014
... großer Rabbi gesagt hat, daß er nicht mit Gewalt die Welt verändern wolle, sondern nur um ein Geringes sie zurechtstellen werde.” Walter Ben- jamin, “Franz Kafka,” in Gesammelte Schriften, vol. 4 (Suhrkamp, 1990), 432. My translation. 15. Timothy...
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Qui Parle (2001) 12 (2): 221–225.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Press, 2000). Alan Bass, Difference and Disavowal: The Trauma of Eros (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001). Leora Batnitsky, Idolatry and Representation: The Philosophy of Franz Rosenzweig Reconsidered (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000). Esther...
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Qui Parle (2000) 12 (1): 55–76.
Published: 01 June 2000
...: for this reason, Blumenberg can helpfully present Work on Myth as a monumental gloss on a comment in Franz Kafka's correspondence that "the whole pantheon" amounted to nothing more or other than "a means by which the determining forces could be kept at a distance from man's...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 19–60.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., a structure that sets up a kind of law—illusory, to be sure—that is perhaps similar to the one Jacques Derrida recites in his essay on Franz Kafka’s “Before the Law,” where the law, supposedly universal, accessible to all, and therefore unlocatable, takes place as prohibition. 39 Yet in his opening...
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Qui Parle (2003) 14 (1): 123–158.
Published: 01 June 2003
..., Gustave Courbet, Eakins, Theodor Fontane, Henry David Thoreau, Karl Marx, and Franz Kafka, to name the most significant. The majority of these comparisons are illuminating — the affinities with Kierke- gaard in particular (living for a time in Menzel's Berlin) are persua- sive and bring out...
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Qui Parle (2006) 16 (1): 1–45.
Published: 01 June 2006
... for personal and family reasons, and being disappointed by the emptiness of civi- lization on the East Coast, he began an anthropological voyage that led him, in 1895, from the Smithsonian Institution to the Pueblo territories in Arizona, though not without forgetting about Franz Boas in New York...
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Qui Parle (2001) 12 (2): 57–105.
Published: 01 December 2001
... that emerges has been criticized for its exclu- sive focus on European high modernism, one can gainsay few of his choices within that paradigm. Samuel Beckett, Franz Kafka, and Arnold Schonberg are as frequently the occasion for posing ques- tions as they are examples cited...
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Qui Parle (2022) 31 (2): 189–229.
Published: 01 December 2022
... that was published ahead of the novel and takes place in a cathedral. This strange chapter therefore echoes Franz Kafka’s “In the Cathedral”—a chapter of The Trial that contains the famous parable “Before the Law,” published as a stand-alone short story. The intertextuality thus suggests that Matalon’s cathedral...