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The Resource Kafka : gender, class and race in the letters and fictions, Elizabeth Boa

Kafka : gender, class and race in the letters and fictions, Elizabeth Boa

Label
Kafka : gender, class and race in the letters and fictions
Title
Kafka
Title remainder
gender, class and race in the letters and fictions
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Boa
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Elizabeth Boa's new study of Kafka centres on gender. It shows how, in an age of reactionary hysteria, Kafka rejected patriarchy yet exploited women as literary raw material. Drawing on Kafka's letters to his fiancee and to the Czech journalist, Milena Jesenska, Boa illuminates the transformation of details of everyday life into the strange yet uncannily familiar signs which are Kafka's stylistic hallmark." "Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions argues that gender cannot be isolated from other dimensions of identity. The study relates Kafka's alienating images of the male body and fascinated disgust of female sexuality to the body-culture of the early twentieth century and to interfusing militaristic, racist, gender, and class ideologies. This is the context too for the stereotypes of the New Woman, the massive Matriarch, the lower-class seductress, and the assimilating Jew. The book explores Kafka's exploitation yet subversion of such stereotypes through the brilliant literary devices which assure his place in the modernist canon."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boa, Elizabeth
Dewey number
833/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2621.A26
LC item number
Z5963 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, Austrian
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Social classes in literature
  • Jews in literature
  • Authors, Austrian
  • Kafka, Franz
  • Kafka, Franz
Label
Kafka : gender, class and race in the letters and fictions, Elizabeth Boa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33667261
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 304 pages
Isbn
9780198158196
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95049060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Kafka : gender, class and race in the letters and fictions, Elizabeth Boa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33667261
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 304 pages
Isbn
9780198158196
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95049060
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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