Kafka Up Close’: An Exchange

In response to:

Kafka Up Close from the February 10, 2005 issue

To the Editors:

Frederick Crews’s review of two of my books [“Kafka Up Close,” NYR, February 10] brings to light but does not fairly account for the disagreements between us on the interpretation of Kafka. His description of my work is beneath refutation: every single citation is ripped from its explanatory context. His account of my 1988 book Franz Kafka: The Necessity of Form as “de Manian deconstructionist” is so ill-informed that no discussion of it is possible.

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