Amerika by Franz Kafka ; Preface by Klaus Mann ; Translation by Edwin Muir ; Afterword by Max Brod
Norfolk, Ct. : New Direction, . Hardcover. 277 pages ; 18 cm. The $1.75 dust jacket was designed by Alvin Lustig and is in tattered condition. Previous owner name on the front free endpaper, plus a lengthy write up of the book by the previous owner in pencil on the same page. 10 pages within this copy have some small amount of pencil underline. Binding is firm.
AMERIKA by Franz Kafka
Amerika is unique in being The only novel in comic vein by The great Czech writer Franz Kafka. We use the word great with justice: twenty years after his death the work of Kafka has permeated the consciousness of writers everywhere and exerted ifs influence on the literature of almost every major language.
Like so many Europeans, Kafka dreamed of America, of the land of freedom and skyscrapers and opportunity. Amerika is his dream, a strange blend of fantasy and realism. The hero of The novel is Karl Rossmann, a young immigrant who comes to New York to seek his fortune. He has no sooner landed Than his troubles begin, a series of misadven+ures, some comic, some pathetic, all mysterious — which suggest The riddles of our own sleep dreams or subconscious fears. As Karl's apparent virtues are rewarded by mischance and injustice we come fo feel that he must be atoning for some secret guilt of whose na+ure he himself is ignorant. But in the end, all is well; we leave him committed to a happy future.
Klaus Mann has confributed an informative introduction which fells us something about Kafka's life and background and relates Amerika fo his other masterworks, The Castle and The Trial.
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