The Castle (Twentieth Century Classics S.)

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DIFFERENT OFFER (see description & picture by BookGems): Edition Minerva published by Mandarin Paperbacks, 1992. Translated by Willa and Edwin Muir, with additional material translated by Eithne Wilkin and Ernst Kaiser. The whole book remains in very good condition throughout: soft cover clean and bright; text all clean, neat and tight. Prompt dispatch from UK

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This novel-length parable by the brilliant master of existential angst Franz Kafka was published posthumously in 1926. Our hero, K. (pronounced 'Kah' in this recording), enters a small village ready to assume duties as municipal surveyor. He finds that the mysterious, bureaucratic, and wilful denizens of the nearby castle exercise absolute and self-serving rule over the precincts, and choose to throw obstacle after obstacle in his path. At times humorous and always nightmarish, this unfinished existential parable, while already powerful on the page, gains additional potency from British actor-director Allan Corduner's spot-on narration. He treats the shocking and bizarre with matter-of-fact cool while breathing life into the dramatis personae. Through his efforts we feel K's humiliation and alienation, and it makes us shiver. AudioFile Earphones Award Winner --AudioFile

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'He is the greatest German writer of our time. Such poets as Rilke or such novelists as Thomas Mann are dwarfs or plaster saints in comparison to him' Vladimir Nabokov

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