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Kafka and Dostoyevsky

The Shaping of Influence


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. W. J. Dodd
    Pages 1-14
  3. W. J. Dodd
    Pages 15-32
  4. W. J. Dodd
    Pages 33-50
  5. W. J. Dodd
    Pages 51-79
  6. W. J. Dodd
    Pages 80-107
  7. W. J. Dodd
    Pages 108-154
  8. W. J. Dodd
    Pages 189-201
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 207-237

About this book


This book evaluates the importance of Dostoyevsky's life and imaginative fiction as a stimulus to Kafka's own writing. Dostoyevskian material is situated within detailed readings of particular works. The principle sources discussed are The Double, Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, and Dostoyevsky's (auto) biography. It is argued that Kafka's use of Dostoyevsky is driven by antagonism as much as by admiration.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK

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