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The Underside of PoliticsGlobal Fictions in the Fog of the Cold War$
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Sorin Radu Cucu

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823254347

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823254347.001.0001

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Kafka and the Cold War

Kafka and the Cold War

Fantasies of the Invisible Master

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The Underside of Politics
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Sorin Radu Cucu

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823254347.003.0003

This chapter analyzes the political dimensions of Franz Kafka's works. It focuses on Orson Welles' 1962 adaptation of Kafka's The Trial and the short story “In the Penal Colony.” It also explains how the Kafkaesque dimension of the Cold War provides a useful interpretative direction for this book focused on the political significance of the literary encounter with the Cold War discourse.

Keywords:   Franz Kafka, political significance, The Trial, In the Penal Colony, Orson Welles

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