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The Resource The castle, Franz Kafka ; translated from the German by Willa and Edwin Muir ; introduced by Irving Howe

The castle, Franz Kafka ; translated from the German by Willa and Edwin Muir ; introduced by Irving Howe

Label
The castle
Title
The castle
Statement of responsibility
Franz Kafka ; translated from the German by Willa and Edwin Muir ; introduced by Irving Howe
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Arriving in a village to take up the position of land surveyor for the mysterious lord of a castle, the character known as K. finds himself in a bitter and baffling struggle to contact his new employer and go about his duties. As the villagers and the Castle officials block his efforts at every turn, K.'s consuming questıquite possibly a self-imposed oneıto penetrate the inaccessible heart of the Castle and take its measure is repeatedly frustrated. Kafka once suggested that the would-be surveyor in The Castle is driven by a wish "to get clear about ultimate things," an unrealizable desire that provided the driving force behind all of Kafka's dazzlingly uncanny fictions
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1883-1924
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kafka, Franz
Dewey number
833/.912
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2621.A26
LC item number
S33 1992
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1890-1970
  • 1887-1959
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Muir, Willa
  • Muir, Edwin
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
127
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Allegories
  • Bureaucracy
  • Castles
  • Surveyors
Target audience
adult
Label
The castle, Franz Kafka ; translated from the German by Willa and Edwin Muir ; introduced by Irving Howe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiii)
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 378 p.
Isbn
9780679417354
Lccn
92052904
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)RH417354
  • (FIPpSEB)RH417354
Label
The castle, Franz Kafka ; translated from the German by Willa and Edwin Muir ; introduced by Irving Howe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiii)
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 378 p.
Isbn
9780679417354
Lccn
92052904
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)RH417354
  • (FIPpSEB)RH417354

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