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Three Sons : Franz Kafka and the Fiction of J. M. Coetzee, Philip Roth, and W. G. Sebald

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Franz Kafka was a self-conscious writer whose texts were highly if mysteriously autobiographical. Three giants of contemporary fiction - J. M. Coetzee, Philip Roth, and W. G. Sebald - have all acknowledged their debt to the work of Kafka, both in interviews and in their own academic essays and articles for a general readership about him. In this striking feat of literary scholarship, Daniel Medin finds that the use of Kafka by Coetzee, Roth, and Sebald is similarly self-reflexive and autobiographical. That writers from such divergent national and ethnic traditions can have such unique critical readings of Kafka, and that Kafka could exert such a powerful influence over their oeuvres, Medin contends, attests to the central place of Kafka in the contemporary literary imagination.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 296 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • Evanston, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0810125676
  • 9780810125674

About Daniel L Medin

Daniel Medin is currently a fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Technical University of Berlin. He has taught comparative and English literature at Stanford University and at Washington University in St. Louis.
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