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The Castle: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    The real Bubbles

    Urhh. I need Ecnadus at Scarlet Letter any res. murdered...

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    Posted August 16, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Jordan

    Anything I need to know about them? Do they godmod? Powerplay?

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  • Posted August 15, 2009

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    a must read!

    i would suggest that if a reader has never read kafka, he/she should start w/metamorphosis to get a feel for kafka's style & since his books seem to all run along the same type theme to me i was glad that i had read meta in college. then i read the trial recently & it scared me half to death! it makes one glad to live in a free country, for sure! then i progressed to the castle & it is much like the trial in many ways but is more humorous as one reads on, plus the ending of the castle didn't freak me out like the one in the trial (wow! frightening!). i am glad to write a review for kafka's books because i think everyone who loves to read should read him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2004

    death, loneliness and pain

    Kafka gives us an image of man, one hauntingly disturbed, in which forces, prevalent everywhere, and without reason, crash down upon us as we drown in a vertigo of still and silent sadness. He relates the adventures of K., who comes to ¿The Castle¿. It seems like no one wants him, the land surveyor, there. The situations become surreal¿involving a promotion to Janitor, a woman named Frieda, and a menacing Schoolteacher. In the end, we all go away. And, while we are, it is as if, we already were gone. Such is the state of mind one will find in Kafka¿s book, that of being insignificant in world that is hostile to our every move, that pushes us down, and only seeks to move us up when it is to its own advantage. And, the sad yet seemingly happy people we see everywhere, who come and go like seasons that never return, they serve only to remind us how love is only conditional in a `world that is a will to power, and nothing besides¿. ¿Our only hope is blindness.¿

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2003

    Very sneaky indeed!

    It is a pity that it wasn¿t until the book¿s abrupt end that my interest finally piqued. So many questions unanswered. Disappointed with the verbosity and seemingly needless details throughout most of the book, I was suddenly left facing the cliff hanger of all cliff hangers! The author is dead! I will never have my pressing questions answered! It makes me wonder whether Kafka actually meant to do this. Very sneaky indeed! I know K. must have been Kafka. If K. was trying to gain access to The Castle, what was Kafka trying to gain access to? Acceptance as a Jew in Nazi Germany? It seems too obvious, but perhaps a simple explanation will suffice.

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