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The Complete Novels of Kafka Paperback – International Edition, August 5, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Classics (August 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099518449
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099518440
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,414,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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 "Kafka described with wonderful imaginative power the future concentration camps, the future instability of the law, the future absolutism of the state, the paralysed, inadequately motivated, floundering lives of the many individual people; everything appeared as a nightmare and with the confusion and inadequacy of a nightmare" -- Bertolt Brecht

About the Author

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; The 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.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Oleg Zgursky on November 26, 2013
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Got this book form local shop. As far as I enjoyed THE TRIAL, America came as total disappointment. I am not sure whether it was Kafka or translation German-to-English but the story is very doggy. Looks like some part ( I assume, very important) is missing and there is no end of it. There are 3 stories, The trial, America and Castle. From my point of view I wouldn't recommend anyone to read America. Wasted time.
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