Amerika: The Man Who Disappeared (Penguin Modern Classics)

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Karl Rossman has been banished by his parents to America, following a family scandal. There, with unquenchable optimism, he throws himself into the strange experiences that lie before him as he slowly makes his way into the interior of the great continent.

Although Kafka's first novel (begun in 1911 and never finished), can be read as a menacing allegory of modern life, it is also infused with a quite un-Kafkaesque blitheness and sunniness, brought to life in this lyrical translation that returns to the original manuscript of the book.

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"No other voice has borne truer witness to the dark of our times" (George Steiner)

"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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'Perhaps the most interesting writer of his generation-A strange and disconcerting genius' Edwin Muir

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