Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Kafka's Clothes Ornament and Aestheticism in the Habsburg Fin De Siecle

by Mark M. Anderson

  • ISBN: 9780198159070
  • ISBN10: 0198159072

Kafka's Clothes Ornament and Aestheticism in the Habsburg Fin De Siecle

by Mark M. Anderson

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
  • Publish date: 12/01/1994
  • ISBN: 9780198159070
  • ISBN10: 0198159072
used Add to Cart $29.99
You save: 43%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $53.63
FREE economy shipping!
Description: 'One should either be a work of art, or wear one', proclaimed Oscar Wilde at the end of the nineteenth century; 'I am made of literature, I am nothing else, and cannot be anything else' Franz Kafka proclaimed a brief decade later. Between these two claims lies the largely unexplored region in which the European decadent movement turned into the modernist avant-garde.In this highly acclaimed, original historical study, Mark Anderson explores Kafka's early dandyism, his interest in fashion, literary decadence, and the 'superficial' spectacle of modern urban life as well as his subsequent repudiation of these phenomena in forging a literary identity as the isolated, otherworldly 'poet' of modern alienation. Rather than posit a break between these two personae, Anderson charts the historical continuities between the young Kafka and the author of TheMetamorphosis and The Trial. The book demonstrates how clothing functions as a semi-private code of meaning in his literary works and the extent to which the aestheticist notion of becoming the work of art haunts Kafka's conception of writing throughout his life.The result is a startlingly unconventional portrait of Kafka and Prague at the turn of the century, involving such issues as Jugendstil aesthetics, Otto Weininger's 'egoless' woman, the Viennese critique of architectural ornament, the clothing-reform movement, anti-Semitism, and the questions of Jewish-German writing.From reviews of the hardback:'This rich and subtle study sets new standards for historical and textual interpretation of Kafka.'Ritchie Robertson, The Modern Language Review'by far the most important Kafka book to appear since the early work of Klaus Wagenbach in the 1960s'Monatshefte
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Ergodebooks
15,303 orders (98% success)
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$29.99
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).