When Kafka Says We: Uncommon Communities in German-Jewish Literature

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Indiana University Press, 2009 - 239 pagina's
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Taking as its starting point Franz Kafka's complex relationship to Jews and to communities in general, When Kafka Says We explores the ambivalent responses of major German-Jewish writers to self-enclosed social, religious, ethnic, and ideological groups. Vivian Liska shows that, for Kafka and others, this ambivalence inspired innovative modes of writing which, while unmasking the oppressive cohesion of communal groupings, also configured original and uncommon communities. Interlinked close readings of works by German-Jewish writers such as Kafka, Else Lasker-Schüler, Nelly Sachs, Paul Celan, Ilse Aichinger, and Robert Schindel illuminate the ways in which literature can subvert, extend, or reconfigure established visions of communities. Liska's rich and astute analysis uncovers provocative attitudes and insights on a subject of continuing controversy.

 

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Uncommon Communities
1
KAFKAS COMMUNITIES
13
When Kafka Says We
15
Shooting at the Audience Kafkas Speech on the Yiddish Language
26
An Alliance of Foes Kafka and the Feminine
34
REVISITING THE COMMON GROUND
45
A Vision out of Sight Theodor Herzls Late Philosophical tales
47
Diverting the Lineage Biblical Women in Else LaskerSchulers Hebrew Ballads
65
CONTENTIOUS COMMEMORATIONS
139
A Broken Ring The Gruppe 47 and Ilse Aichingers Poetics of Resistance
141
After the Silence Holocaust Remembrance in Contemporary AustrianJewish Literature
151
Jewish Voices Human Tone Robert Menasses The Expulsion from Hell
160
KAFKAS COMPANIONS
171
Of Language and Destiny Paul Celan and Kafka
173
A Permanent Shadow Ilse Aichinger and Kafka
193
The Gap between Hannah Arendt and Kafka
207

Saving Confusions Else LaskerSchulers Poetics of Redemption
79
COMMUNITIES OF FATE
87
A CounterPrayer Paul Celans In Front of a Candle
89
Roots against Heaven A Motif in Paul Celan
108
The Voice of Israel Nelly Sachss Choirs after Midnight
120
Notes
213
Bibliography
227
Index
237
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Over de auteur (2009)

Vivian Liska is Professor of German Literature and Director of the Institute of Jewish Studies at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. She is author of The Night of the Hymns: Paul Celan's Poems, 1938–1944 (in German) and editor (with Thomas Nolden) of Contemporary Jewish Writing in Europe: A Guide (IUP, 2008).

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