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Ambivalenzen der Intimität

Eine aktualisierende Lektüre von Elias Canettis Der andere Prozeß. Kafkas Briefe an Felice

Moritz Schramm


Franz Kafka’s five-year long inner struggle for and against a marriage to his fiancée Felice Bauer is mostly perceived as a conflict between art and marriage. Against the background of a new reading of Elias Canetti’s influential essay Kafka’s Other Trial. The Letters to Felice, (1967) this article explores a different interpretation, focusing on social interactions and struggles for recognition. Kafka’s inner struggles and his Letters to Felice reflect, I argue, the ambivalences of modern love and intimacy.

Published Online: 2019-11-14
Published in Print: 2019-11-08

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