Franz Kafka's Use of Law in Fiction

By Lida Kirchberger

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Franz Kafka was once an absolutely certified Austrian attorney, having earned, in 1906, a doctoral measure in legislation on the German college of Prague. His box was once the Civil legislations as targeted from the typical legislation of the uk and the U.S.. The learn indicates how Kafka used the Civil legislations as a framework of reference for the fictional criminal structures he invented to fit the shape of society depicted in all the writings below discussion.

Lida Kirchberger née White was once born in England in 1907, studied 1924-1928 Medieval and glossy ecu historical past, Political concept, and Secondary schooling on the college university (now college) of Nottingham. Studied 1942-1949 Germanic Philology, German Literature, French Language and Literature on the college of Wisconsin-Madison. Now Emeritus Professor of German, collage of Wisconsin-Madison.

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