Faces of Memory – The Work of Franz Kafka as a Record of Consciouness Lost in the Labirynth of Being in the Context of Existential Philosophy

  • Grzegorz Gruca
Part of the Analecta Husserliana book series (ANHU, volume 102)


The literary achievements of Franz Kafka make the reader think and force him to repeat the questions about existing and the purpose and end of existence. Novels as well as Kafka’s shorter works shocked the 20th century reader, aroused his fears and anxieties, they also influenced the present day culture and its understanding by the Western societies; apart from that, they formally and qualitatively enriched the symbolism and possibilities of creating new worlds of novels. These are only a few arguments that can be quoted and which incline to take up and recall the topic of literary work of one of the masters of 20th century prose and the author of unforgettable The Trial.


Human Existence Land Surveyor Existential Philosophy Literary Achievement Animal Character 
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Kafka’s Works

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