The literary work of Frank Kafka Lecture Series Franz Kafka: his life, his work, his times

The literary work of Frank Kafka

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    Álvaro de la Rica (1965) es doctor por la Universidad de Navarra, profesor de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura comparada en dicha Universidad  y director de la cátedra Félix Huarte de Estética y Arte Contemporáneo. Biógrafo de Julien Green, ha escrito seis libros y numerosos artículos. Es crítico literario y colaborador habitual en periódicos y revistas. Entre sus publicaciones figura el libro Kafka y el Holocausto (Madrid, 2009).

Along his short life, Kafka wrote three novels, several tales and two dozens of masterful stories. He also kept a diary and extensive correspondence, whose value has been becoming more and more acknowledged. Once we briefly describe his literary milestones in order to offer a significant introduction to the author's work, we will address the following issues:

-Realism and symbolism in the Kafkaesque narration. A short study of Kafka's specific literary method.
-Main traits of the Kafkaesque work. The myth of Kafka.
-The interpretation of Kafka's work. Main trends. Interpretation problems.
-Interaction between the narrative and autobiographic works.
-The importance and posterior influence of Kafka's work: Its centrality within contemporary literature.
-The Kafkaesque bestiary