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The Castle (Penguin Modern Classics) - Franz Kafka, Idris Parry, J.A. Underwood
The Castle (Penguin Modern Classics)
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K is the unwanted Land Surveyor who is never to be admitted to the Castle nor accepted in the village. As he encounters dualities of certainty and doubt, hope and fear, and reason and nonsense, K's struggles in the absurd, labyrinthine world where he finds himself seem to reveal a truth about the... show more
K is the unwanted Land Surveyor who is never to be admitted to the Castle nor accepted in the village. As he encounters dualities of certainty and doubt, hope and fear, and reason and nonsense, K's struggles in the absurd, labyrinthine world where he finds himself seem to reveal a truth about the nature of existence. This work presents his story.
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ISBN: 9780141183442 (0141183446)
Pages no: 280
Edition language: English
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Cygan
Cygan rated it
3.0 Twierdza
W swoich felietonach z lat 50. Stanisław Lem napomknął o twórczości Kafki jako o ciekawostce, która z klasyczną literaturą nie ma wiele wspólnego. Ot, nowinka taka. Raczej konsekwentnie próbuję sygnalizować emocje, które powstają we mnie podczas lektury kolejnych tytułów. I nie silę się na recenzj...
Haidji - Books...and...Books!
Haidji - Books...and...Books! rated it
5.0 Mysterious
This book can be read as an introduction to dystopian literature.Joseph K. (the protagonist) arrives in a village and struggles to gain access to the mysterious authorities who govern it from a castle. K. believes that he's been invited to a town to do some land surveying, and realises upon his arri...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 The Castle by Franz Kafka
bookshelves: translation, tbr-busting-2013, summer-2013, paper-read, one-penny-wonder, prague, published-1922, re-visit-2015, spring-2015, play-dramatisation, lit-richer, unfinished-by-author Read from July 21, 2013 to May 18, 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05tbw1mRevisit 2015 is via Rad...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it
4.0
A young land surveyor arrives in a village, appointed by the count of the castle on the hill overshadowing the country. In a dreamlike, labyrinthine tale riddled with material and emotional inconsistencies,Kafka envisions a bureaucratic administration bloated and twisted beyond all imaginings, in wh...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
It was late in the evening when K arrived.From wiki:Kafka began writing The Castle on the evening of 27 January 1922, the day he arrived at the mountain resort of Spindlermühle (now in the Czech Republic). A picture taken of him upon his arrival shows him by a horse-drawn sleigh in the snow in a set...
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