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The Castle: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780805211061
Author(s): Franz Kafka
Format: Paperback
Year: 1998
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Schocken Books Inc
Dimensions: 131 x 204 x 18 (w x l x h)
Pages: 352

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Arriving in a village to take up the position of land surveyor for the mysterious lord of a castle, the character known as K. finds himself in a bitter and baffling struggle to contact his new employer and go about his duties. As the villagers and the Castle officials block his efforts at every turn, K.'s consuming quest-quite possibly a self-imposed one-to penetrate the inaccessible heart of the Castle and take its measure is repeatedly frustrated. Kafka once suggested that the would-be surveyor in "The Castle" is driven by a wish "to get clear about ultimate things," an unrealizable desire that provided the driving force behind all of Kafka's dazzlingly uncanny fictions.
Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir

"From the Hardcover edition."

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