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Kafka and Cultural Zionism: Dates in Palestine
"Kafka and Cultural Zionism" is an illumination of the individual Jewish identity of this major modernist German author. Through a thorough examination of Kafka's life, his influences, and hisExpand
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The Cambridge Companion to Kafka: Kafka and Jewish folklore
Kafka's trials and animal metamorphoses are very common motifs in Jewish folklore; he also rewrote ancient myths and legends and frequently used a mock-midrashic, rabbinic discourse. Of course, manyExpand
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Der Proceβ in Yiddish, or The Importance of being Humorous
Der Proces in Yiddish, or the Importance of being Humorous — The article argues for a "humorous" Franz Kafka rather than a kajkaesque one and criticizes the "Kafka myth" which cristallized after WWIIExpand
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Kafka and popular culture
Kafka has inspired numerous artists in their creative work: in poetry, fiction, drama, film, painting, even music. Susan Sontag aptly observed that he has 'attracted interpreters like leeches'. OutExpand
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Israel in Exile: Jewish Writing and the Desert (review)
Israel in Exile: Jewish Writing and the Desert, by Ranen Omet-Sherman. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2006. 210 pp. $35.00. Beginning with Maurice Blanchot's commentary on Franz Kafka'sExpand
Mysterious Illnesses of Human Commodities in Woody Allen and Franz Kafka
The article examines correspondences between Woody Allen's film Zelig and texts by Franz Kafka. Both Leonard Zelig and Gregor Samsa (The Metamorphosis) suffer from mysterious illnesses which areExpand
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In memoriam: Airi Miriam Jokiniemi (1937-2002)
Airi Miriam Jokiniemi (1937-2002) passed away on March 16, 2002, after a long battle with cancer. She was a professor of German literature in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and LinguisticsExpand