Agamben's Joyful Kafka: Finding Freedom Beyond Subordination by Anke Snoek

By Anke Snoek

either Giorgio Agamben and Franz Kafka are most sensible identified for his or her gloomy political worldview. A wary examine of Agamben's references on Kafka, although, finds one other measurement correct on the intersection in their works: a posh and unorthodox concept of freedom. the muse emerges from Agamben's claims that 'it is a truly negative studying of Kafka's works that sees in them just a summation of the ache of a to blame guy ahead of the inscrutable power'. nearly all of Kafka's tales go away us questioned approximately what rather occurred. was once Josef K., who's butchered like a puppy, defeated? And what in regards to the meaningless yet in his personal means entire creature Odradek? Agamben's paintings sheds new gentle on those questions and arrives, via Kafka, at diversified thoughts for freedom on the element the place this freedom is so much blatantly violated.

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