Kafka's strategic use of failure

I would like to suggest that Kafka's strategic use of failure as a response to the traditional tasks of the parable is intertwined with a critique of the often opposite tendencies of modern aesthetics: the autonomy of the work of art and nostalgia for linguistic community.

[Ziarek 175]

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