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Amerika.

Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: [New York], [New Directions], [1962, ©1946]
Series: New Directions paperbook, 117.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is the story of young Karl Rossman, who, following an incident involving a housemaid, is banished by his parents to America. With unquenchable optimism and in the company of two comic-sinister companions, he throws himself into misadventure, eventually heading towards Oklahoma, where a career in the theater beckons. Though we can never know how Kafka planned to end the novel, Harman's superb translation allows  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Kafka
ISBN: 0805230025 9780805230024 0811200752 9780811200752
OCLC Number: 295822
Description: xviii, 299 pages illustrations 18 cm.
Contents: The stoker.--Uncle Jacob.--A country house near New York.--The road to Rameses.--The Hotel Occidental.--The case of Robinson.--A refuge.--
The Nature Theatre of Oklahoma.
Series Title: New Directions paperbook, 117.
Other Titles: Amerika.
Responsibility: Translated by Edwin Muir. Pref. by Klaus Mann. Afterword by Max Brod. Illus. by Emlen Etting.

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Here is the story of young Karl Rossman, who, following an incident involving a housemaid, is banished by his parents to America. With unquenchable optimism and in the company of two comic-sinister companions, he throws himself into misadventure, eventually heading towards Oklahoma, where a career in the theater beckons. Though we can never know how Kafka planned to end the novel, Harman's superb translation allows us to appreciate, as closely as possible, what Kafka did commit to the page.

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