Amerika

Amerika

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by Franz Kafka
     
 

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This book is unique in being Kafka's only novel in a comic vein. Like so many Europeans, Kafka dreamed of America, of the land of skyscrapers and opportunity.

Overview

This book is unique in being Kafka's only novel in a comic vein. Like so many Europeans, Kafka dreamed of America, of the land of skyscrapers and opportunity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307829467
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/10/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
444,178
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Franz Kafka was born in 1883 in Prague, where he lived most of his life. During his lifetime, he published only a few short stories, including “The Metamorphosis,” “The Judgment,” and “The Stoker.” He died in 1924, before completing any of his full-length novels. At the end of his life, Kafka asked his lifelong friend and literary executor Max Brod to burn all his unpublished work. Brod overrode those wishes.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
July 3, 1883
Date of Death:
June 3, 1924
Place of Birth:
Prague, Austria-Hungary
Place of Death:
Vienna, Austria
Education:
German elementary and secondary schools. Graduated from German Charles-Ferdinand University of Prague.

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Amerika 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Skip first 29 pages...gives book away and is a snoozer!!! Just sayin'
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I came across Kafka's first novel after i had finished his short fiction, which impressed me. this story isn't quite what i expected. while stilling holding onto the grimmness that is signature kafka, it manages to use humor in a way i hadn't seen kafka do in his shorter works. 'The Stoker', the story/chapter that begins the book is what Dickens would have done if he had been a better writer. Karl's adventures remind me of Huck Finn's, but without a Jim. Until the last chapter, where the story spirals away from what it had been into substandard work. No, it isn't kafka's best work, but it is still a great piece of art.