In this Book

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Douglas Litowitz does what no Kafka scholar has done before: he has assembled into an intelligible corpus every one of Kafka’s stories bearing on the theory and practice of the law and then formulated its distinct argument. Kafka’s law consists, from the standpoint of the litigant, of a series of insurmountable obstacles to a just decision.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Epigraph
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction: An Outline of the Project
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. Part I: Exegesis
  1. 1. Kafka’s Life in the Law
  2. pp. 21-37
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  1. 2. Isolating the Relevant Texts
  2. pp. 38-56
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  1. 3. Narrative Summaries
  2. pp. 57-67
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  1. 4. Kafka’s Target—Modern Law
  2. pp. 68-80
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  1. Part II: Interpretation
  1. 5. Modern Law Has Come Unmoored from Its Normative Grounding
  2. pp. 83-100
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  1. 6. Modern Law Is Inherently Dystopian
  2. pp. 101-112
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  1. 7. Modern Law Inverts Punishment So That It Predates the Crime
  2. pp. 113-126
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  1. 8. Modern Law Fails to Accept the Ambiguity of Texts
  2. pp. 127-145
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  1. 9. Modern Law Is Comic and Carnivalesque
  2. pp. 146-158
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  1. Conclusion: Was Kafka Correct about Modern Law?
  2. pp. 159-168
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 169-186
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 187-196
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780700624744
Print ISBN
9780700624737
MARC Record
OCLC
1003507133
Pages
208
Launched on MUSE
2017-09-17
Language
English
Open Access
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