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Il processo a Dreyfus. Echi e trasformazioni dell'affaire in Schnitzler e Kafka  (2016)

Authors:
Pelloni, Gabriella
Title:
Il processo a Dreyfus. Echi e trasformazioni dell'affaire in Schnitzler e Kafka
Year:
2016
Type of item:
Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)
Tipologia ANVUR:
Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)
Language:
Italiano
Format:
A Stampa
Book Title:
Diritto e letterature a confronto. Paradigmi, processi, transizioni
Publisher:
EUT
ISBN:
978-88-8303-740-5
Page numbers:
92-108
Short description of contents:
If it is true that the Dreyfus Affair brought the “Jewish Question” into the public spotlight, then it is equally true that the trial of the French officer showed how overnight society could deprive a man of his rights, make him a criminal and alie- nate him. The scandal, which threatened the foundations of democracy and justi- ce, turned the Dreyfus Affair into a sort of paradigm. Literature responded with tales of people whose behaviour and aspirations clashed with a society in which legal equality had become an empty formula and the law was applied arbitrarily. This article focuses on Hannah Arendt’s analysis of the Dreyfus Affair as it clarifies various levels of meaning within German-Jewish literature, the authors of which, though mainly sceptical of contemporary Zionism, pondered the Jewish Question at length, tying it, as Arendt did, to the transformation of the modern State into a totalitarian one. Against this setting, this article examines Schnitzler’s play Pro- fessor Bernhardi and Kafka’s unfinished novel The Castle , two contrasting works in which the crisis affecting Jewish assimilation was portrayed alongside an increa- singly corrupt apparatus and a world ever more prone to the logic of power
Product ID:
93138
Handle IRIS:
11562/949239
Last Modified:
May 12, 2017
Bibliographic citation:
Pelloni, Gabriella, Il processo a Dreyfus. Echi e trasformazioni dell'affaire in Schnitzler e Kafka Diritto e letterature a confronto. Paradigmi, processi, transizioniEUT2016pp. 92-108

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