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The Resource The castle, Franz Kafka ; translated by Anthea Bell ; with an introduction and notes by Ritchie Robertson

The castle, Franz Kafka ; translated by Anthea Bell ; with an introduction and notes by Ritchie Robertson

Label
The castle
Title
The castle
Statement of responsibility
Franz Kafka ; translated by Anthea Bell ; with an introduction and notes by Ritchie Robertson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Kafka's last novel, The Castle is set in a remote village covered almost permanently in snow and dominated by a castle and its staff of dictatorial, sexually predatory bureaucrats. The novel breaks new ground in exploring the relation between the individual and power, asking why the villagers so readily submit to an authority which may exist only in their collective imagination. Published only after Kafka's death, The Castle appeared in the same decade as modernist masterpieces by Eliot, Joyce, Woolf, Mann and Proust, and is among the central works of modern literature. This new translation by prize-winning translator Anthea Bell follows the German text established by critical scholarship, and mentions manuscript variants in the notes. The detailed introduction by Ritchie Robertson, a leading Kafka scholar, explores the many meanings of this famously enigmatic novel, providing guidance without reducing the reader's freedom to make sense of this fascinating novel. In addition, the edition includes a Biographical Preface which places Kafka within the context of his time, plus an up-to-date bibliography and chronology of Kafka's life. - Publisher
Member of
Summary
The story of K., the unwanted Land Surveyor who is never admitted to the Castle nor accepted in the village, and yet cannot go home, seems to depict like a dream from the deepest recesses of consciousness, an inexplicable truth about the nature of existence
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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037131
Cataloging source
DLC
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1883-1924
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Kafka, Franz
Dewey number
833/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
PT2621.A26
LC item number
S33 2009
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bell, Anthea
  • Robertson, Ritchie
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True
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
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  • Bureaucracy
  • Allegories
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a new translation, based on the restored text
Label
The castle, Franz Kafka ; translated by Anthea Bell ; with an introduction and notes by Ritchie Robertson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Biographical preface -- Introduction -- Note on the text -- Note on the translation -- Select bibliography -- A chronology of Franz Kafka -- The castle -- Explanatory notes
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 279 p.
Isbn
9780199238286
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2009005381
System control number
  • (OCoLC)301888746
  • (OCoLC)ocn301888746
Label
The castle, Franz Kafka ; translated by Anthea Bell ; with an introduction and notes by Ritchie Robertson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Biographical preface -- Introduction -- Note on the text -- Note on the translation -- Select bibliography -- A chronology of Franz Kafka -- The castle -- Explanatory notes
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 279 p.
Isbn
9780199238286
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2009005381
System control number
  • (OCoLC)301888746
  • (OCoLC)ocn301888746

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