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Kafka's Clothes: Ornament and Aestheticism in the Habsburg Fin de Siecle
'One should either be a work of art, or wear one', proclaimed Oscar Wilde at the end of the nineteenth century; 'I am made of literature, I am nothing else, and cannot be anything else', Franz Kafka proclaimed a brief decade later. Between these two claims lies the largely unexplored region in which the European decadent movement turned into the modernist avant-garde. In t ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by OUP Oxford
(first published July 16th 1992)
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I'll probably never read this book - but thought it was worth adding so that people could see it. Mark Anderson wrote a brief Afterword to Thomas Bernhard's The Loser (which I am just finishing), and it is brilliant writing. If this book is half as good, it's worth reading.