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Franz Kafka's Use of Law in Fiction

A New Interpretation of "In der Strafkolonie</I>, "Der Prozess</I>, and "Das Schloss</I>


Volkmar Sander

Contents: The fanaticism of a self-styled officer and judge in a penal colony - The collapse of a ramshackle apparatus never designed to function as claimed - Fly-by-nights who lure victims to destruction in The Trial - A tower of babel where nobody understands what anyone else is talking about in The Castle - An appendix on the life and work of the nineteenth century German jurist Rudolf von Jhering.