The Elective Affinities between Simmel, Weber and Kafka
A literature, how Lukács has already stated, in which pale its scenarios, its world while a perspective of superficiality, its images, have capacity to be sociologically apprehended. There is, in Kafka, the critical compromise with what defines the modern life, with what is caused by the spirit and the culture: the subjectivity in dialog, or distance, with the social context and its conflictcs. Equally, the social types created by Georg Simmel reflects this same preoccupation.
This work proposes to approach three pieces of Franz Kafka: The Metamorphosis (1912), The Trial (1914) and Contemplation (1914). The first one is a novella, the second one is a romance and the latter one is a short-story collection. The following pieces represents main works from Franz Kafka and, therefore, this selection might be enough to a precise analysis of kafkian terms and its connection with those two classical sociologists, always in the attempt to reach new concepts and interpretations about modernity.