Kafka/Eco: Process, castle, expectation, condemnation, illness, transformation, torture are not situations that should be understood in their immediate literal meaning.
But unlike the allegorical constructions of the Middle Ages, however, the resonating meanings here are not unambiguously pre-determined, are not guaranteed by any encyclopaedia, are not based on any order of the world!
The various existentialist, theological and psychoanalytic interpretations of Kafka's symbols cannot exhaust the possibilities of the work at all.
It remains inexhaustible and open precisely because of this ambiguity, that is, because a world based on ambiguity has taken the place of a world structured according to general laws._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Opera aperta, Milano 1962, 1967
Das offene Kunstwerk Frankfurt/M. 1977
La struttura assente, Milano 1968
Einführung in die Semiotik München 1972