Der Proceβ in Yiddish, or The Importance of being Humorous

@inproceedings{Bruce1994DerPI,
  title={Der Proceβ in Yiddish, or The Importance of being Humorous},
  author={I. Bruce},
  year={1994}
}
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 WWII and emphasized foremost Kafka's existential anguish. Even before the war Max Brod as well as Walter Benjamin recognized the humorous dimension in Kafka's texts, much of which lies in word plays and gesture; otherwise, the humour in Kafka was largely ignored, especially after WWII. The focus in this… Expand

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