Kafka's Social Discourse

An Aesthetic Search for Community

Author: Mark E. Blum

Publisher: Lehigh University Press

ISBN: 1611460093

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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Franz Kafka is among the most significant 20th century voices to examine the absurdity and terror posed for the individual by what his contemporary Max Weber termed 'the iron cage' of society. In this book, Mark E. Blum examines Kafka's three novels, Amerika, The Trial, and The Castle in their exploration of how community is formed or eroded in the interpersonal relations of its protagonists. Critical literature has recognized Kafka's ability to narrate the gestural moment of alienation or communion. This 'social discourse' was augmented, however, by a dimension virtually no commentator has recognized-Kafka's conversation with past and present authors. Kafka encoded authors and their texts representing every century of the evolution of modernism and its societal problems, from Bunyan and DeFoe, through Pope and Lessing, to Fontane and Thomas Mann. The inter-textual conversation Kafka conducted can enable us to appreciate the profound human problem of realizing community within society.

Deutsch-englisches englisch-deutsches Wörterbuch

Author: Anne Dahl

Publisher: Random House Reference

ISBN: 9780375700859

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 547

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Gathers more than sixty thousand entries, including technological and cultural terms, and provides lists of irregular verbs and geographical names.

The Influence of the French Language on the German Vocabulary


Author: Richard J. Brunt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110866595

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 567

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The series Studia Linguistica Germanica, founded in 1968 by Ludwig Erich Schmitt and Stefan Sonderegger, is one of the standard publication organs for German Linguistics. The series aims to cover the whole spectrum of the subject, while concentrating on questions relating to language history and the history of linguistic ideas. It includes works on the historical grammar and semantics of German, on the relationship of language and culture, on the history of language theory, on dialectology, on lexicology / lexicography, text linguisticsand on the location of German in the European linguistic context.

Lexicography in the Borderland between Knowledge and Non-Knowledge

General Lexicographical Theory with Particular Focus on Learner's Lexicography

Author: Sven Tarp

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 348497043X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 314

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The book contains a state-of-the-art summary of the theoretical discussions within the field of lexicography during the last decades. On this basis it presents and argues for a new general theory, called the function theory. It goes on to develop this theory in one single field, i.e. learners lexicography where it both formulates the basic elements of a general theory for learners’ dictionaries as well as a number of specific theories for special subfields such as selection, meaning, semantic relations, morphology, syntactic properties and word combinations. It contains a big number of examples extracted from existing dictionaries which are discussed from the point of view of the theories formulated.

On the Origin of Language

Author: Jacob Grimm

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9789004070585

Category: Langage et langues

Page: 30

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