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Amerika

Author: Franz KafkaWilla MuirEdwin MuirKlaus MannMax BrodAll authors
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, 1962. ©1946
Series: Schocken paperbacks, 28.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Schocken paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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. Although Kafka never visited America,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Humorous stories
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kafka, Franz, 1883-1924.
Amerika.
New York : Schocken Books, 1962, ©1946
(OCoLC)648442484
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Kafka; Willa Muir; Edwin Muir; Klaus Mann; Max Brod; Emlen Etting
ISBN: 0805204172 9780805204179 0805210644 9780805210644
OCLC Number: 38598203
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: "Published in association with New Directions, Norfolk, Conn."--Title page verso.
Description: xviii, 299 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Schocken paperbacks, 28.
Other Titles: Amerika.
Responsibility: Franz Kafka ; translated by Willa and Edwin Muir ; preface by Klaus Mann ; afterword by Max Brod ; illustrations by Emlen Etting.

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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. Although Kafka never visited America, images of its vast landscape, dangers, and opportunities inspired this saga of the "golden land."

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