The Resource Kafka's travels : exoticism, colonialism, and the traffic of writing, John Zilcosky

Kafka's travels : exoticism, colonialism, and the traffic of writing, John Zilcosky

Label
Kafka's travels : exoticism, colonialism, and the traffic of writing
Title
Kafka's travels
Title remainder
exoticism, colonialism, and the traffic of writing
Statement of responsibility
John Zilcosky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In 1916, Kafka writes of The Sugar Baron, a dime-store colonial adventure novel, "[it] affects me so deeply that I feel it is about myself, or as if it were the book of rules for my life." John Zilcosky reveals that this perhaps surprising statement - made by the sedentary, Prague-bound poet of modern isolation - is part of a network of remarks that exemplify Kafka's ongoing preoccupation with popular travel writing, exotic fantasy, and travel technology. Taking this biographical peculiarity as a starting point, Kafka's Travels elegantly re-reads Kafka's major works (Amerika, The Trial, In the Penal Colony, The Castle) through the lens of fin de siecle travel culture
  • Making use of previously unexplored literary and cultural materials - travel diaries, train schedules, tour guides, adventure novels - Zilcosky argues that Kafka's uniquely modern metaphorics of alienation emerge out of the author's complex encounter with the utopian travel discourses of his day. Zilcosky's series of close readings offers us vividly original perspectives on familiar texts and represents a major re-examination of Kafka's oeuvre."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zilcosky, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2621.A26
LC item number
Z36 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kafka, Franz
  • Kafka, Franz
  • Kafka, Franz
  • Travel
  • Reizen
  • Reisverhalen
  • Avonturenromans
  • Invloed
Label
Kafka's travels : exoticism, colonialism, and the traffic of writing, John Zilcosky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kafka's travels? -- Transcending the exotic: nostalgia, exoticism, and Kafka's early travel novel, "Richard and Samuel" -- The "America" novel: learning how to get lost -- Traveling at home: "The trial" and the exotic "Heimat" -- Savage travel: sadism and masochism in Kafka's "Penal colony" -- Of sugar barons and land surveyors: colonial visions in Schaffstein's "Little green books" and "The castle" -- The traffic of writing: technologies of intercourse in the "Letters to Milena" -- Travel, death, and the exotic voyage home: "The hunter Gracchus" -- Kafka's final journey
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 289 pages, [23] pages of plates
Isbn
9780312232818
Lccn
2002029082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50314791
  • (OCoLC)ocm50314791
Label
Kafka's travels : exoticism, colonialism, and the traffic of writing, John Zilcosky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Kafka's travels? -- Transcending the exotic: nostalgia, exoticism, and Kafka's early travel novel, "Richard and Samuel" -- The "America" novel: learning how to get lost -- Traveling at home: "The trial" and the exotic "Heimat" -- Savage travel: sadism and masochism in Kafka's "Penal colony" -- Of sugar barons and land surveyors: colonial visions in Schaffstein's "Little green books" and "The castle" -- The traffic of writing: technologies of intercourse in the "Letters to Milena" -- Travel, death, and the exotic voyage home: "The hunter Gracchus" -- Kafka's final journey
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 289 pages, [23] pages of plates
Isbn
9780312232818
Lccn
2002029082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50314791
  • (OCoLC)ocm50314791

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