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Prague Territories: National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka's Fin de Siecle

Scott Spector

Abstract

This book maps the “territories” carved out by German-Jewish intellectuals living in Prague at the dawn of the twentieth century. It explores the social, cultural, and ideological contexts in which Franz Kafka and his contemporaries flourished, revealing previously unseen relationships between politics and culture. The readings of an array of German writers feature the work of Kafka and the so-called “Prague circle,” and encompass journalism, political theory, Zionism, and translation, as well as literary program and practice. With the collapse of German-liberal cultural and political power in ... More

Keywords: Franz Kafka, Prague, German-Jewish intellectuals, Prague circle, territoriality, Expressionism, Zionism, Jewish identity, cultural innovation, political theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780520219090
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520219090.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Spector, author