Vultures, Hemorrhages, and Zionism

A Sociohistorical Investigation of a Franz Kafka Parable

by Martin Wasserman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/29/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9781524543730
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9781524543747

About the Book

Using a sociohistorical perspective, this work argues that Franz Kafka’s parable, The Vulture, specifically depicts the plight of victimized European Jews as they encountered acts of anti-Semitism early in the twentieth century. Kafka’s parable demonstrates that it would only be through adhering to a philosophy of cultural Zionism that European Jewry might ultimately survive the brutalities of anti-Semitic behavior.

About the Author

About the Author Martin Wasserman is a professor emeritus at SUNY Adirondack, a college in the State University of New York system, where he taught for thirty-six years. During his career, he published over thirty journal articles and three books. One of those works, Kafka Kaleidoscope was chosen as a Best Book by the Small Press Review in 1999. Professor Wasserman’s most recent publication is a work entitled Listening to the Other: Versions of Yiddish, Vietnamese, and Aztec Poetry.