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Description - The Castle by Franz Kafka

The title of this book is Castle and is written by author Franz Kafka. The book Castle is published by Everyman. The ISBN of this book is 9781857151275 and the format is Hardback. The publisher has not provided a book description for Castle by Franz Kafka.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781857151275
ISBN-10: 1857151275
Format: Hardback
(211mm x 135mm x 26mm)
Pages: 378
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publisher: Everyman
Publish Date: 8-Oct-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - The Castle by Franz Kafka

US Kirkus Review » Kafka's great allegory (originally published, posthumously, in 1926) of a supposed surveyor adrift in a "castle," which may be no more than a collection of random buildings, memorably expresses his distinctive vision of a formless and secretive world that frustrates our efforts to comprehend it. This compulsively readable new translation, based on a text "restored" from the author's original manuscript, labors to replace the standard English version (by Willa and Edwin Muir) that had "tone[d] down Kafka's ominousness" and "normalized" his deliberately eccentric syntax and punctuation. In either translation, The Castle is a major modern symbolist work, and it's good to have it in print once again. (Kirkus Reviews)


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