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Cahiers d'Études Germaniques Franz Kafka « champion d'une épistolarité désenchantée » ?

Abstract : Kafka’s correspondence enters into an ambiguous relationship with otherness: he indeed writes to maintain contact with others, but it is sometimes also a way of keeping them at a distance, especially in his love letters, or of neutralising them and attempting to escape from their law as in the Letter to My Father. But whilst the epistolary exchange allows him to voice his singularity, and paradoxically helps create the solitude that is paramount to creation, it often constitutes one of his preferred ways of communicating his values and engaging in a dialogue with others. This enables him, in his constant pursuit of discovering his own identity, to initiate the fight against the principle of authority, in its family, despotic and bureaucratic forms, that is present throughout his work and structures it.
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Florence Bancaud. Cahiers d'Études Germaniques Franz Kafka « champion d'une épistolarité désenchantée » ?. Cahiers d'études germaniques, Université de Provence-Aix-Marseille, 2016, 71, pp.171-182. ⟨10.4000/ceg.698⟩. ⟨hal-02582472⟩



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