The Complete Novels

Franz Kafka

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THE TRIAL; THE CASTLE; AMERICA: Both Joseph K in THE TRIAL and K in THE CASTLE are victims of anonymous governing forces beyond their control. Both are atomised, estranged and rootless citizens deceived by authoritarian power. Whereas Joseph K is relentlessly hunted down for a crime that remains nameless, K ceaselessly attempts to enter the castle and so belong somewhere. Together these novels may be read as powerful allegories of totalitarian government in whatever guise it appears today. In AMERICA Karl Rossmann is 'packed off to America by his parents' to experience Oedipal and cultural isolation. Here, ordinary immigrants are also strange, and 'America' is never quite as real as it seems.
Language English
ISBN-10 0-749-39807-8
No of pages 454
Book Publisher Vintage Books
Published Date 30 Nov -0001

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