The Resource Agambens joyful Kafka : finding freedom beyond subordination, Anke Snoek, (electronic resource)

Agambens joyful Kafka : finding freedom beyond subordination, Anke Snoek, (electronic resource)

Label
Agambens joyful Kafka : finding freedom beyond subordination
Title
Agambens joyful Kafka
Title remainder
finding freedom beyond subordination
Statement of responsibility
Anke Snoek
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Both Giorgio Agamben and Franz Kafka are best known for their gloomy political worldview. A cautious study of Agamben''s references on Kafka, however, reveals another dimension right at the intersection of their works: a complex and unorthodox theory of freedom. The inspiration emerges from Agamben''s claims that ''it is a very poor reading of Kafka''s works that sees in them only a summation of the anguish of a guilty man before the inscrutable power''. Virtually all of Kafka''s stories leave us puzzled about what really happened. Was Josef K., who is butchered like a dog, defeated? And what
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Snoek, Anke
Dewey number
833.912
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
B3611.A44
LC item number
S66 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agamben, Giorgio
  • Kafka, Franz
  • Political science
Label
Agambens joyful Kafka : finding freedom beyond subordination, Anke Snoek, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-160) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • FC; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Quote; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction: Kafka's Hope; Kafka's legacy; Agamben's legacy; Agamben's reading of Kafka; Agamben's unorthodoxy; Kafka's hope: A way out; Agamben's hope: Profane messianism and potentiality; Agamben's goal: Fulfilment of the metaphysical tradition; Kafka defended against his interpreters; How to read this book; 1 Strategies in Response to Law (1); Introduction; The law that is in force without significance; Kafka's messianic inversion; 2 Strategies in Response to Law (2); Introduction
  • The ruse of the man from the countryThe self-slander of Joseph K.; Bucephalus' study; 3 Strategies in Response to Bare Life; Introduction; The creation of bare life; The indistinguishability of law and life in The Castle; Kafka's destruction of paradise; Kafka's creaturely lives; 4 Strategies in Response to the 'Work of Man'; Introduction; Determining the 'work of man'; Kafka's 'work cage'; Odradek's being without purpose; The being without work of the assistants and messengers; The irreparability of the assistants; Sancho Panza's saving of Dulcinea; 5 Strategies in Response to Activism
  • IntroductionThe compulsion of activism; The gestures of the Oklahoma theatre; Joseph K.'s shame; The 'as not' of the parable 'On Parables'; 6 Strategies in Response to the Sacrality of Life; Introduction; The sacrality of life; Kafka's limbo; The steps of the land surveyor; Kafka's new Kabbalah: Redemption for God, the count and the judges; 7 Strategies in Response to Language; Introduction; Language as presupposition and exclusion; The return of the person in suspended animation; The impatience of literature; Kafka's becoming language and magical names
  • The justness of the officer in the penal colony8 Strategies in Response to Time (1); Introduction; Time as chronological compulsion; Kafka's art: Perfect nihilism as the ground of our existence; A free life in the shadow of the Great Wall of China; The mighty paw of transmissibility; Odradek's Nachleben; The closed fist in the city coat of arms; 9 Strategies in Response to Time (2); Introduction; The lightness of the bucket rider; The Messiah who comes the day after his arrival; Conclusion: Finding Freedom Beyond Subordination; Law; Life; Power; Language; Time
  • Finding freedom beyond subordinationBibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (181 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283848596
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000709082
  • (EBL)1050458
  • (SSID)ssj0000789360
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12323880
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000789360
  • (PQKBWorkID)10726080
  • (PQKB)10593355
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1050458
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000709082
Label
Agambens joyful Kafka : finding freedom beyond subordination, Anke Snoek, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-160) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • FC; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Quote; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction: Kafka's Hope; Kafka's legacy; Agamben's legacy; Agamben's reading of Kafka; Agamben's unorthodoxy; Kafka's hope: A way out; Agamben's hope: Profane messianism and potentiality; Agamben's goal: Fulfilment of the metaphysical tradition; Kafka defended against his interpreters; How to read this book; 1 Strategies in Response to Law (1); Introduction; The law that is in force without significance; Kafka's messianic inversion; 2 Strategies in Response to Law (2); Introduction
  • The ruse of the man from the countryThe self-slander of Joseph K.; Bucephalus' study; 3 Strategies in Response to Bare Life; Introduction; The creation of bare life; The indistinguishability of law and life in The Castle; Kafka's destruction of paradise; Kafka's creaturely lives; 4 Strategies in Response to the 'Work of Man'; Introduction; Determining the 'work of man'; Kafka's 'work cage'; Odradek's being without purpose; The being without work of the assistants and messengers; The irreparability of the assistants; Sancho Panza's saving of Dulcinea; 5 Strategies in Response to Activism
  • IntroductionThe compulsion of activism; The gestures of the Oklahoma theatre; Joseph K.'s shame; The 'as not' of the parable 'On Parables'; 6 Strategies in Response to the Sacrality of Life; Introduction; The sacrality of life; Kafka's limbo; The steps of the land surveyor; Kafka's new Kabbalah: Redemption for God, the count and the judges; 7 Strategies in Response to Language; Introduction; Language as presupposition and exclusion; The return of the person in suspended animation; The impatience of literature; Kafka's becoming language and magical names
  • The justness of the officer in the penal colony8 Strategies in Response to Time (1); Introduction; Time as chronological compulsion; Kafka's art: Perfect nihilism as the ground of our existence; A free life in the shadow of the Great Wall of China; The mighty paw of transmissibility; Odradek's Nachleben; The closed fist in the city coat of arms; 9 Strategies in Response to Time (2); Introduction; The lightness of the bucket rider; The Messiah who comes the day after his arrival; Conclusion: Finding Freedom Beyond Subordination; Law; Life; Power; Language; Time
  • Finding freedom beyond subordinationBibliography; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (181 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283848596
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000709082
  • (EBL)1050458
  • (SSID)ssj0000789360
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12323880
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000789360
  • (PQKBWorkID)10726080
  • (PQKB)10593355
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1050458
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000709082

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