Expeditions to Kafka: Selected Essays

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Bloomsbury Academic
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.75 inches | 1.35 pounds

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About the Author
Stanley Corngold is Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at Princeton University, USA, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of 10 books, including, The Mind in Exile (Princeton University Press, 2022). He has edited 11 books, including the Norton Critical Edition of Kafka's Selected Stories (ed. and trans., with preface, notes and critical apparatus) and the Modern Library edition of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (ed. and trans., with introduction, notes, and critical materials).

"With superb erudition and his inimitable flair, Stanley Corngold's Expeditions offer a magisterial guide through the intricate and ambiguous terrain of Kafka's texts. Insights abound, providing a comprehensive and consistently profound investigation that strikes the perfect balance between drawing interpretive conclusions and maintaining hermeneutic openness-a culminating accomplishment by Kafka's most inspired and most inspiring reader." --John T. Hamilton, William R. Kenan Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Harvard University, USA

"You are not being introduced to Kafka - you fall into his stories as you fall into a trap, the bait emerging in the interstices between his words and your mind. That said, Corngold's Expeditions are by far the best introduction to Kafka I have seen. He invites you to join him on his ventures into Continent Kafka, and he inspires you to stray off from his expeditions on your own terms, and risk." --Benno Wagner, Professor in German Studies, Siegen University, Germany

"Stanley Corngold has been reading, reflecting, and commenting on Kafka and his writings for more than half a century. He has become our most penetrating and luminous guide to Kafka's labyrinthine world. These essays, the distillate of a lifetime, manage both to reveal and to preserve the mystery of Kafka's genius." --Robert Norton, Professor of German, University of Notre Dame, USA