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Author Duttlinger, Carolin, 1976-

Title Kafka and photography / Carolin Duttlinger.

Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 280 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-273) and index.
Contents Kafka and Photography: History of a Theoretical Configuration -- From Film to Photography: Constructing the Viewer in the Early Diaries -- Der Verschollene: Visions of the New World -- Photographic Metamorphoses: Die Verwandlung -- Fetishistic Exchange: Kafka's Letters to Felice Bauer -- Der Process: The Criminological Gaze -- Optics of Power: 'Blumfeld', 'Ein Hungerk√ľnstler', and Das Schloss.
Summary "By far the most frequently and extensively discussed visual medium in Kafka's texts, photography is paradigmatic of his relationship to visuality more generally. This study not only explores photography's recurrence as a theme within his texts but it is also the first to take systematic account of Kafka's use of photographs as literary source material." "Kafka and Photography presents one of the most important modern writers from an entirely new perspective; it sheds new light on familiar works and uncovers unexplored aspects of Kafka's engagement with his time and context. Providing a chronological account of key prose works, as well as the personal writings, this study is accessible to students and lay readers. It will be of interest not only to literary scholars but also to those working in photography, media, and cultural studies. Its detailed textual analyses are set against a richly documented historical context which illustrates Kafka's interest in contemporary culture through a range of visual material taken from public as well as private sources - some of which has only recently become available. As this book demonstrates, photography had a profound impact on Kafka's literary imagination and as such helps to explain the mesmerizing intensity of enigmatic visual detail which is a hallmark of his narratives."--Jacket.
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Subject Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924.
Photography in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Duttlinger, Carolin, 1976- Kafka and photography. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007 9780199219452 0199219451 (DLC) 2008297116 (OCoLC)163616458
ISBN 9780191527487 (electronic bk.)
0191527483 (electronic bk.)
0199219451 (cloth)
9780199219452 (cloth)