The Judgment | Critical Essay by Martin Greenberg

This literature criticism consists of approximately 26 pages of analysis & critique of The Judgment.
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Critical Essay by Martin Greenberg

SOURCE: “The Literature of Truth: Kafka's “Judgment,” in Kafka and the Literature of Truth, 1965, pp. 4–22.

In the following essay, Greenberg provides a psychoanalytic reading of “The Judgment” and deems the novella as “the true starting point of his work.”

Reality's dark dream! Coleridge

Kafka's imagination is a “psychoanalytic” one. Not because he studied Freud but because he grasped intuitively the split in the self and the struggle of the unacknowledged part against the public part. The single images unfolded in his dream narratives reveal the primitively literal at the heart of the abstract. Of all his stories “The Judgment” furnishes perhaps the clearest demonstration of his psychoanalytic vision—clearest because least complicated by other considerations. The...

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