Kafka and Wittgenstein: The Case for an Analytic Modernism
Kafka and Wittgenstein: The Case for an Analytic Modernism
Kafka and Wittgenstein: The Case for an Analytic Modernism
Northwestern University Press

Kafka and Wittgenstein: The Case for an Analytic Modernism

  • Publish Date: 2015-11-15
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Rebecca Schuman

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In Kafka and Wittgenstein, Rebecca Schuman undertakes the first ever book-length scholarly examination of Ludwig Wittgensteins philosophy of language alongside Franz Kafkas prose fiction. In groundbreaking readings, she argues that although many readers of Kafka are searching for what his texts mean, in this search we are sorely mistaken. Instead, the problems and illusions we portend to uncover, the im-portant questions we attempt to answerIs Josef K. guilty? If so, of what? What does Gregor Samsas transformed body mean? Is Land-Surveyor K. a real land surveyor? themselves presuppose a bigger delusion: that such questions can be asked in the first place. Drawing deeply on the entire range of Wittgensteins writings, Schuman can-nily sheds new light on the enigmatic Kafka.


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