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The Kafka Project | by Mauro Nervi
Most of Kafka’s novels are unfinished, perhaps because Kafka could find no way out of a hopeless dead-end, perhaps because Kafka thought they were unworthy of being finished.
Dec 03, 2011 · by Mauro Nervi ..
But it was no congregation the priest was addressing, the words were unambiguous and inescapable, he was calling out: “Joseph K.!”Kafka’s last and longest novel, , was written in the shadow of death, and its snow-covered landscape contains no hint of green.
Prague: “Little Mother with Claws”
One such essay is entitled "Kafka's Obscurity" by Ralph Freedman in which he delves down into the pages of The Metamorphosis and ferrets out the esoteric aspects of Kafka's writing.
03/12/2011 · by Mauro Nervi ..
The parable begs the question, what to make of Kafka’s Law? The Law is at once within the countryman’s grasp though inaccessible, not to mention completely incomprehensible. For what is the essence of the Law if it is but a continuous cycle of doors and doorkeepers? Since an accurate definition of the Law here is impossible, we must move forward in an abstract manner, and provisionally describe the parable as the presence of lack, or more precisely the presence of the Law as lack. It is around this Law-as-lack that the entire story is centered. What we find in Kafka then, and to put it in more complicated Kantian phrasing, is a certain positivization of a void.
27/08/2010 · If you hate flying, steer clear of Prague
Let us briefly assess the workings of the Law in two of Kafka’s novels, The Trial (1925) and The Castle (1926). Firstly, in The Trial, during the hero Josef K.’s pursuit to make sense of his indictment, he finds himself allowed to momentarily inspect one of the examining magistrates ‘Law books’: