Franz Kafka | Critical Essay by Leena Eilittä

This literature criticism consists of approximately 81 pages of analysis & critique of Franz Kafka.
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SOURCE: Eilittä, Leena. “Kierkegaardian Redefinition of Identity: Erstes Leid (1921), Ein Hungerkünstler (1922), Josefine, die Sängerin oder das Volk der Mäuse (1924).” In Approaches to Personal Identity in Kafka's Short Fiction: Freud, Darwin, Kierkegaard, pp. 149-208. Finland: Academia Scientiarum Fennica, 1999.

In the following essay, Eilittä explores the influence of Kierkegaard's religious-existential philosophy on Kafka's attempts through short fiction to regard the notion of identity.

Kafka's relationship with Søren Kierkegaard's (1813-1855) philosophical ideas has been a source of constant controversy in Kafka criticism during the past decades. As with Freudian critiques, the critical discussion of Kafka and Kierkegaard has shifted radically from one view to another: some critics have maintained that Kafka's work bears significant resemblances to Kierkegaard's philosophy whereas other critics have suggested that Kierkegaard did...

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