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Myśleć Kafką. Teksty i konteksty
Thinking Kafka. Texts and contexts

Author(s): Mariusz Jochemczyk, Józef Olejniczak, Miłosz Piotrowiak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Comparative Study of Literature
ISSN: 2720-1104
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Franz Kafka; comparative studies; anthropology of literature; body; war; masculinity; Kafka in Poland
Summary/Abstract: Kafka and his work cannot be interpreted unequivocally; his texts cannot be assigned to any of the currents of modern literature (or more broadly — art). Such an unambiguous interpretation and strict assignment would immobilize the potency and dynamics still inherent in this work. Kafka would then become yet another dead butterfly on a pin, placed in the glass case of a collector of butterfly corpses, fascinated by the natural world and running around the meadows with a net… This is what we wanted to avoid in the sketches collected in this book. Did we succeed? The essay is an approximation, “circling around”; it is a testimony of attempts to come closer, and also attempts to tame. The movement of thought here takes place essentially within two separate intellectual circuits. Indeed, the volume constitutes a two-part whole, combining a detailed analysis of selected works by Franz Kafka (interpretive approach) with a broad overview of contextual themes (somatic experience, pacifism and attitude to war, transformations, flows/influences, metamorphoses, aporias, paradoxes of modern knowledge, etc.).

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-4303-7
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-4302-0
  • Page Count: 280
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Language: Polish