Amerika: The Man who Disappeared

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Penguin Adult, Jan 25, 2007 - Fiction - 256 pages

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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The last few years have produced new translations of Kafka's masterpieces The Trial, The Castle, and now their unfinished successor (the first begun, and last published, of the three). Translator ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was born of Jewish parents in Prague. Several of his story collections were published in his lifetime and his novels, The Trial, The Castle, and Amerika, were published posthumously by his editor Max Brod.

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