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Title:Amerika
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Schocken
ISBN:0805210644
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Number of Pages:336
Category:Fiction, Classics, Literature, German literature

Amerika by Franz Kafka

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Amerika Kafka s first and funniest novel Amerika tells the story of the young immigrant Karl Rossmann who after an embarrassing sexual misadventure finds himself packed off to America by his parents Expected to redeem himself in this magical land of opportunity young Karl is swept up instead in a whirlwind of dizzying reversals strange escapades and picaresque adventures .

Although Kafka never visited America images of its vast landscape dangers and opportunities inspired this saga of the golden land Here is a startlingly modern fantastic and visionary tale of America as a place no one has yet seen in a historical period that can t be identified writes E L Doctorow in his new foreword Kafka made his novel from his own mind s mythic elements Doctorow explains and the research data that caught his eye were bent like rays in a field of gravity

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Kafka s first and funniest novel Amerika tells the story of the young immigrant Karl Rossmann who after an embarrassing sexual misadventure finds himself packed off to America by his parents Expected to redeem himself in this magical land of opportunity young Karl is swept up instead in a whirlwind of dizzying reversals strange escapades and picaresque adventures br br Although Kafka never visited America images of its vast landscape dangers and opportunities inspired this saga of the golden land Here is a startlingly modern fantastic and visionary tale of America as a place no one has yet seen in a historical period that can t be identified writes E L Doctorow in his new foreword Kafka made his novel from his own mind s mythic elements Doctorow explains and the research data that caught his eye were bent like rays in a field of gravity, Written in but not published until a year after Kafka s death i The Trial i is the terrifying tale of Josef K a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information Whether read as an existential tale a parable or a prophecy of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the madness of totalitarianism i The Trial i has resonated with chilling truth for generations of readers, b Translated and with a preface by Mark Harman br b br Left unfinished by Kafka in and not published until two years after his death i The Castle i is the haunting tale of K s relentless unavailing struggle with an inscrutable authority in order to gain access to the Castle Scrupulously following the fluidity and breathlessness of the sparsely punctuated original manuscript Mark Harman s new translation reveals levels of comedy energy and visual power previously unknown to English language readers, In the Penal Colony is a short story by Franz Kafka written in German in October and first published in October br br The story is set in an unnamed penal colony It describes the last use of an elaborate torture and execution device that carves the sentence of the condemned prisoner on his skin in a script before letting him die all in the course of twelve hours As the plot unfolds the reader learns more and more about the machine including its origin and original justification