Kafkas Akademiebericht: Die auflösende ‚Ruhe’ als lebendige Varieténummer

  title={Kafkas Akademiebericht: Die aufl{\"o}sende ‚Ruhe’ als lebendige Variet{\'e}nummer},
  author={Sylvain Guarda},
  journal={Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies},
  pages={225 - 241}
  • Sylvain Guarda
  • Published 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies
This paper explores the key concept of ‘Ruhe’ in “A Report to an Academy” (1917), essential for an understanding of its inception and Kafka’s spiritual ties to the Christian and Greek tradition. While Kafka scholarship has already made some reference to Schiller’s irony and typological writing “On Naive and Sentimental Poetry” (1795), it has yet to recognize Kafka’s poetic appropriation of Goethe’s observing mode of ‘Ruhe’ as narrative mode. The entertaining variety show acts, along with making… Expand