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Kafka's The Trial: Philosophical Perspectives

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2018.06.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Espen Hammer (ed.), Kafka's The Trial: Philosophical Perspectives, Oxford University Press, 2018, 312pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780190461447. Reviewed by Rafe McGregor, Leeds Trinity University This is the third in the Oxford Studies in Philosophy and Literature series, following Shakespeare's Hamlet (edited by Tzachi Zamir) and Ibsen's Hedda Gabler (edited by Kristin Gjesda), both published earlier this year. The anthology is edited by Espen Hammer, who has published extensively on German philosophy and the work of Theodor Adorno and of Stanley Cavell. Hammer's contribution includes the introduction as well as one of the nine essays on The Trial, which was first published as Der Proceß in 1925, a year after Kafka's death. The former introduces Kafka, the curious history of the novel, its subject and themes, the context of its admission to the canon, and its legacy for literature, philosophy, and cinema.. . .

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