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The Resource Kafka's clothes : ornament and aestheticism in the Habsburg fin de siècle, Mark M. Anderson

Kafka's clothes : ornament and aestheticism in the Habsburg fin de siècle, Mark M. Anderson

Label
Kafka's clothes : ornament and aestheticism in the Habsburg fin de siècle
Title
Kafka's clothes
Title remainder
ornament and aestheticism in the Habsburg fin de siècle
Statement of responsibility
Mark M. Anderson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'One should either be a work of art, or wear one', proclaimed Oscar Wilde at the end of the nineteenth century; 'I am made of literature, I am nothing else, and cannot be anything else', Franz Kafka proclaimed a brief decade later. Between these two claims lies the largely unexplored region in which the European decadent movement turned into the modernist avant-garde." "In this original historical study, Mark Anderson explores Kafka's early dandyism, his interest in fashion, literary decadence and the 'superficial' spectacle of modern urban life as well as his subsequent repudiation of these phenomena in forging a literary identity as the isolated, otherworldly 'poet' of modern alienation. Rather than posit a break between these two personae, Anderson charts the historical continuities between the young Kafka and the author of The Metamorphosis and The Trial. The book demonstrates how clothing functions as a semi-private code of meaning in his literary works and the extent to which the aestheticist notion of becoming the work of art haunts Kafka's conception of writing throughout his life." "The result is a startlingly unconventional portrait of Kafka and Prague at the turn of the century, involving such issues as Jugendstil aesthetics, Otto Weininger's 'egoless' woman, the Viennese critique of architectural ornament, the clothing-reform movement, anti-Semitism and the question of Jewish-German writing."--Jacket
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DLC
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Anderson, Mark M
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kafka, Franz
  • Kafka, Franz
  • Decadence (Literary movement)
  • Aestheticism (Literature)
  • Dandies
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Austria
Label
Kafka's clothes : ornament and aestheticism in the Habsburg fin de siècle, Mark M. Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24467207
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
231 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198151623
Lccn
91030590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1455240
Label
Kafka's clothes : ornament and aestheticism in the Habsburg fin de siècle, Mark M. Anderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24467207
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
231 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198151623
Lccn
91030590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1455240

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