Kafka, Franz - The Castle - ( Item 123277 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2011. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Near Fine slipcase. Slight marks to panels of slipcase. Introduced by John Sutherland. Bound in paper, printed with a design by Bill Bragg Set in Elysium. Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations. Book size: 9” x 61/4”, 336 pages. Unsettling, thought-provoking, yet with frequent ?ashes of humour, Kafka's novels have left an indelible mark on modern literature. The Castle, Kafka's final novel, is about a man who is caught between two types of society, both equally alienating. The protagonist K., a land surveyor, has been summoned to a castle, located in a snowy nowhere-land. Yet the castle is closed to him and there is no record of him being summoned – his entire presence there, it seems, is due to a bureaucratic error. The count who sent the summons is never seen; the castle is ?lled with clerks ?ling documents, issuing diktats and seducing the women of the village. K. seems doomed to remain an outsider in the village and yet is excluded from the castle. In his introduction to this edition, John Sutherland observes that Kafka was the ?rst, and greatest, writer to dramatise the shift in European society from feudal, familial 'community' (the village) to rational 'bureaucracy' (the castle). This Folio Society edition is illustrated by Bill Bragg. It uses the acclaimed translation by Mark Harman, based on the original manuscript and hailed by J.M. Coetzee as 'the translation of preference for some time to come.'
Price £ 15.92 Other items you may like Others by the same author
To buy this item online using any major credit or debit card or Paypal, click the appropriate delivery option below to add the item to your basket, depending on where you are in the world. Alternatively please contact us at RNewbury@ardis.co.uk for further information or to order with payment by direct bank transfer or cheque if you are in the UK.
Safe and Secure Online Buying
To buy online, please click the appropriate postage option in the item boxes above. You will be transferred to secure pages hosted by Paypal, the largest online transaction processor in the world. You can pay with any major credit or debit card or by Paypal. When ordering multiple items in the UK, you may be entitled to a postage discount. This will be refunded when your order is received. If you prefer to pay by cheque, or would like a quotation for buying multiple items, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the unique item numbers required.
Money Back Guarantee, Secure Packaging and Fast Response
We are a major online trader with excellent feedback from satisfied customers on Amazon and Ebay (over 20,000 customers). We will refund your costs for items returned within seven days for any reason. If we are at fault we will also refund your return postage. Items are sent in top grade book boxes for protection. Large items or multiple purchases may be boxed. Items will be despatched within a day of receipt of your order, usually on the same day if ordered before noon.