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Lambent Traces: Franz Kafka
On the night of September 22, 1912, Franz Kafka wrote his story "The Judgment," which came out of him "like a regular birth." This act of creation struck him as an unmistakable sign of his literary destiny. Thereafter, the search of many of his characters for the Law, for a home, for artistic fulfillment can be understood as a figure for Kafka's own search to reproduce the ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published January 10th 2009 by Princeton University Press
(first published July 6th 2004)
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Stanley Corngold is a professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at Princeton University and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His highly acclaimed translations include Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis and Kafka's Selected Stories. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.More about Stanley Corngold...