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Visions of the new world: photography in Kafka's Der Verschollene

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Photography plays a central role in Franz Kafka's fictional travelogue Der Verschollene (1912-14), where it features as both explicit motif and implicit source material. Having never visited the United States, Kafka drew on genuine travel photographs as inspiration for his novel, assimilating them into his depiction of an imaginary America. While some scenes maintain the photographic stasis of their originals, others are animated to express the dynamism of modern life and the disorie...

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Peer review status:
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty - German
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
German Life and Letters Journal website
Volume:
59
Issue:
3
Pages:
423–445
Publication date:
2006-07-05
EISSN:
1468–0483
ISSN:
0016–8777
URN:
uuid:9214a17c-4ac5-46df-b79b-7fa93ea4fde6
Local pid:
ora:4195

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