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The Castle By Franz Kafka

The Castle by Franz Kafka

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Summary

Such poets as Rilke or such novelists as Thomas Mann are dwarfs or plaster saints in comparison to him' Vladimir Nabokov

The story of K. K.'s isolation and perplexity, his begging for the approval of elusive and anonymous powers, epitomises Kafka's vision of twentieth-century alienation and anxiety.

The Castle Summary

The Castle by Franz Kafka

'He is the greatest German writer of our time. Such poets as Rilke or such novelists as Thomas Mann are dwarfs or plaster saints in comparison to him' Vladimir Nabokov

The story of K. and his arrival in a village where he is never accepted, and his relentless, unavailing struggle with authority in order to gain entrance to the castle that seems to rule it. K.'s isolation and perplexity, his begging for the approval of elusive and anonymous powers, epitomises Kafka's vision of twentieth-century alienation and anxiety.

The Castle Reviews

Every time you read The Castle, you find something new in it * Sunday Times *
Kafka discovered the hitherto unknown possibilities of the novel -- Milan Kundera
Kafka may be the most important writer of the twentieth century -- J. G. Ballard

About Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was born into a Jewish family in Prague. In 1906 he received a doctorate in jurisprudence, and for many years he worked a tedious job as a civil service lawyer investigating claims at the state Worker's Accident Insurance Institute. He never married, and published only a few slim volumes of stories during his lifetime. Meditation, a collection of sketches, appeared in 1912; The Stoker: A Fragment in 1913; Metamorphosis in 1915; The Judgement in 1916; In the Penal Colony in 1919; and A Country Doctor in 1920. Only a few of his friends knew that Kafka was also at work on the great novels that were published after his death from tuberculosis: America, The Trial, and The Castle.

Additional information

GOR001332346
9780749399528
074939952X
The Castle by Franz Kafka
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1992-01-23
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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