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By Anke Snoek

either Giorgio Agamben and Franz Kafka are top recognized for his or her gloomy political worldview. A wary examine of Agamben's references on Kafka, even if, finds one other measurement correct on the intersection in their works: a fancy and unorthodox conception of freedom. the muse emerges from Agamben's claims that 'it is a truly terrible studying of Kafka's works that sees in them just a summation of the discomfort of a to blame guy earlier than the inscrutable power'. almost all of Kafka's tales go away us questioned approximately what particularly occurred. used to be Josef K., who's butchered like a puppy, defeated? And what in regards to the meaningless yet in his personal means whole creature Odradek? Agamben's paintings sheds new gentle on those questions and arrives, via Kafka, at various options for freedom on the aspect the place this freedom is such a lot blatantly violated.

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