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Amerika : the man who disappeared

Author: Franz Kafka; Michael Hofmann
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New Directions Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st New Directions pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Karl Rossman has been banished by his parents to America, following a family scandal. There, with unquenchable optimism, he throws himself into the strange experiences that lie before him as he slowly makes his way into the interior of the great continent. Although Kafka's first novel (begun in 1911 and never finished), can be read as a menacing allegory of modern life, it is also infused with a quite un-Kafkaesque  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Named Person: Franz Kafka; Franz Kafka
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Kafka; Michael Hofmann
ISBN: 0811215695 : 9780811215695
OCLC Number: 58600742
Notes: Translated from the German.
Description: xiii, 216 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Bibliography --
Amerika (the man who disappeared).
Other Titles: Amerika.
Responsibility: Franz Kafka ; translated and with an introduction by Michael Hofmann.

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Karl Rossman has been banished by his parents to America, following a family scandal. There, with unquenchable optimism, he throws himself into the strange experiences that lie before him as he slowly makes his way into the interior of the great continent. Although Kafka's first novel (begun in 1911 and never finished), can be read as a menacing allegory of modern life, it is also infused with a quite un-Kafkaesque blitheness and sunniness, brought to life in this lyrical translation that returns to the original manuscript of the book.

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