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Kafka, Franz 1883-1924

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The trial by Franz Kafka( Book )

2,347 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in 40 languages and held by 17,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrates the experiences and reactions of a respectable bank functionary after his abrupt arrest on an undisclosed charge
The castle by Franz Kafka( Book )

1,226 editions published between 1926 and 2019 in 29 languages and held by 11,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrealistic novel whose shadowy characters and obscure events are said to reflect the condition of man in modern society
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka( Book )

1,920 editions published between 1753 and 2019 in 30 languages and held by 11,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CLASSIC FICTION (PRE C 1945). Franz Kafka's 1915 novella of unexplained horror and nightmarish transformation became a worldwide classic and remains a century later one of the most widely read works of fiction in the world. It is the story of traveling salesman Gregor Samsa, who wakes one morning to find himself transformed into a monstrous insect. This hugely influential work inspired George Orwell, Albert Camus, Jorge Louis Borges, and Ray Bradbury, while continuing to unsettle millions of readers. In her new translation of Kafka's masterpiece, Susan Bernofsky strives to capture both the humor and the humanity in this macabre tale, underscoring the ways in which Gregor Samsa's grotesque metamorphosis is just the physical manifestation of his longstanding spiritual impoverishment
Amerika by Franz Kafka( Book )

486 editions published between 1935 and 2019 in 21 languages and held by 4,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Franz Kafka's diaries and letters suggest that his fascination with America grew out of a desire to break away from his native Prague, even if only in his imagination. Kafka died before he could finish what he liked to call his ''American novel," but he clearly entitled it Der Verschollene ("The Missing Person") in a letter to his fiancee, Felice Bauer, in 1912. Kafka began writing the novel that fall and wrote the last completed chapter in 1914, but it wasn't until 1927, three years after his death, that Amerika - the title that Kafka's friend and literary executor Max Brod gave his edited version of the unfinished manuscript - was published in Germany by Kurt Wolff Verlag. An English translation by Willa and Edwin Muir was published in Great Britain in 1932 and in the United States in 1946." "Over the last thirty years, an international team of Kafka scholars has been working on German-language critical editions of all of Kafka's writings, going back to the original manuscripts and notes, correcting transcription errors, and removing Brod's editorial and stylistic interventions to create texts that are as close as possible to the way the author left them." "With the same expert balance of precision and nuance that marked his award-winning translation of The Castle, Mark Harman now restores the humor and particularity of language in his translation of the critical edition of Der Verschollene. Here is the story of young Karl Rossmann, who, following an incident involving a housemaid, is banished by his parents to America. With unquenchable optimism and in the company of two comic-sinister companions, he throws himself into misadventure after misadventure, eventually heading toward Oklahoma, where a career in the theater beckons. Though we can never know how Kafka planned to end the novel, Harman's superb translation allows us to appreciate, as closely as possible, what Kafka did commit to the page."--Jacket
Erzahlungen by Franz Kafka( Book )

390 editions published between 1935 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bewerkingen van vier korte verhalen. Met oefeningen en een cd
The complete stories by Franz Kafka( Book )

31 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays a dreamlike world in which parables are even more obscure than the novels
The great wall of China : stories and reflections by Franz Kafka( Book )

114 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories, fables, and aphorisms, written between 1917 and 1924
Amerika by Franz Kafka( Book )

148 editions published between 1927 and 2019 in 18 languages and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctorow in his new foreword. "Kafka made his first novel from his own mind's mythic elements," Doctorow explains, "and the research data that caught his eye were bent like light rays in a field of gravity."
Letter to his father. Brief an den Vater by Franz Kafka( Book )

361 editions published between 1952 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Dearest Father"" is a desperate attempt to retrace the origins of a turbulent and highly conflicted relationship between an unflinching parent and an extremely sensitive child
Tagebücher, 1910-1923 by Franz Kafka( Book )

173 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka( Recording )

82 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seemingly typical man wakes up one morning to discover that he has been transformed into a gigantic insect, and must deal with the depression over his new physical alteration, as well as the rejection of his family
The trial by Franz Kafka( Recording )

67 editions published between 1925 and 2015 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A symbolistic study of the tyranny of modern social systems. Portrays the experiences of a young man who is mysteriously arrested by agents of the police for an unspecified crime and is prepared for questioning and trial
Description of a struggle by Franz Kafka( Book )

69 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains more than a dozen very short pieces, three stories and a dramatic piece, "The Warden of the Tomb."
In der Strafkolonie : eine Geschichte aus d. Jahre 1914 by Franz Kafka( Book )

125 editions published between 1914 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story is set in an unnamed penal colony. As in some of Kafka's other writings, the narrator in this story seems detached from, or perhaps numbed by, events that one would normally expect to be registered with horror. In the Penal Colony describes the last use of an elaborate torture and execution device that carves the sentence of the condemned prisoner on his skin before letting him die, all in the course of twelve hours. As the plot unfolds, the reader learns more and more about the machine, including its origin and original justification. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)
Der Verschollene by Franz Kafka( Book )

131 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published under the title: Amerika
Letters to Milena by Franz Kafka( Book )

233 editions published between 1952 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fu lan ci.Ka fu ka shi ao di li xiao shuo jia,Qi ying xiang bian ji quan qiu,Bei yu wei er shi shi ji wen xue shi shang de jie chu ren wu,Xian dai wen xue de bi zu.You yu qi sheng huo zai ao xiong di guo xing jiang beng kui de shi dai,You shen shou ni cai,Bo ge sen zhe xue ying xiang,Gu zuo pin da dou yong bian xing huang dan de xing xiang he xiang zheng zhi jue de shou fa,Biao xian bei chong man di yi de she hui huan jing suo bao wei de gu li,Jue wang de ge ren.Ben shu ji shi zuo zhe gan qing bo lan de zhen shi ji lu
Hochzeitsvorbereitungen auf dem Lande : und andere Prosa aus dem Nachlass by Franz Kafka( Book )

75 editions published between 1953 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dearest Father; stories and other writings by Franz Kafka( Book )

7 editions published in 1954 in English and German and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerika by Franz Kafka( Book )

53 editions published between 1938 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kafka's first and funniest novel, Amerika tells the story of the young immigrant Karl Rossmann who, after an embarrassing sexual misadventure, finds himself "packed off to America" by his parents. Expected to redeem himself in this magical land of opportunity, young Karl is swept up instead in a whirlwind of dizzying reversals, strange escapades, and picaresque adventures
Letters to friends, family, and editors by Franz Kafka( Book )

89 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These magnificent letters, meticulously set up and annotated, show us aspects of Kafka that were only hinted at in earlier collections and help us trace his development from unhappy young law student and insurance administrator to novelist and short-story writer of originality and genius."--Publishers Weekly "When we turn from Kafka's books to his letters we have a series of self-portraits desperate and courageous, always eager and warm in feeling; the self is lit by fantasy and, of course, by drollery. His candor is of the kind that flies alongside him in the air. He was a marvelous letter writer."--V.S. Pritchett, The New York Review of Books "These letters are like messages from the underground, from the dark side of the moon, presenting aspects of Kafka that would have died with his friends. We meet alternately Kafka the artist, friend, son, father figure, marriage counselor, literary critic, insurance official. ... A full portrait, and a significant contribution to Kafka scholarship." --Smithsonian Magazine "An inside view of a writer who, perhaps more than any other novelist or poet in our century, stands at the center of our culture." --Robert Alter, The New York Times Book Review
 
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Franciscus Kafka

Francs Kafka

Frans Kafka

Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka 1883-1924

Franz Kafka Almanca konuşan Bohemyalı Yahudi romancı ve öykü yazarı

Franz Kafka aŭstra germanlingva verkisto

Franz Kafka Austria-Hungary-Czechoslovakian author

Franz Kafka austriacko-czeski pisarz

Franz Kafka Austriano a mannurat

Franz Kafka český německy píšící spisovatel židovského původu

Franz Kafka český spisovatel židovského původu

Franz Kafka Chexya Ripublika jacha marka arxatiri & qillqiri

Franz Kafka Chiksuyu mama llaqtayuq taripay amachaq wan qillqaq

Franz Kafka écrivain pragois de langue allemande

Franz Kafka écrivain pragois de langue allemande (1883-1924)

Franz Kafka escriptor d'origen jueu en llengua alemanya

Franz Kafka Escritor austro-húngaro-tchecoslovaco

Franz Kafka escritor checo de lengua alemana

Franz Kafka escritor en lingua alemá

Franz Kafka escritor en llingua alemana

Franz Kafka escritor praguense de lengua alemana

Franz Kafka novelë

Franz Kafka novelist and short story writer

Franz Kafka österreichisch-tschechischer Schriftsteller

Franz Kafka österreichischer Schriftsteller

Franz Kafka østerriksk forfatter

Franz Kafka Østrigsk-ungarsk-tjekkisk forfatter

Franz Kafka pisarz austriacki pochodzenia żydowskiego

Franz Kafka prágai német író

Franz Kafka Prague-born author of novels and short stories written in German

Franz Kafka romanschrijver uit Oostenrijk-Hongarije (1883-1924)

Franz Kafka saksankielinen kirjailija

Franz Kafka scrittore e aforista boemo di lingua tedesca

Franz Kafka Spisovateľ

Franz Kafka tjeckisk-österrikisk författare

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Kʻa-fu-kʻa 1883-1924

Kʻa-fu-kʻa, Fu-lang-tzʻu 1883-1924

Kafka

Kafka 1883-1924

Ḳafḳa, Amshel 1883-1924

Kafka, F.

Kafka F. 1883-1924

Kafka, F. (Franz)

Kafka, F. (Franz) 1883-1924

Kafka, Franc.

Kafka Franc 1883-1924

Kafka Francas

Kafka, Francas 1883-1924

Kafka, Francs

Kafka, Francs 1883-1924

Kafka, Frank

Kafka, Frank 1883-1924

Kafka, Frans 1883-1924

Kafka, František 1883-1924

Kāfkā, Frānts.

Ḳafḳa, Frants 1883-1924

Kafka Franz

Kāfkā, Frānz 1883-1924

Kafkos, Franzo 1883-1924

Kafuka.

Kafuka 1883-1924

Kafuka, Fulanci 1883-1924

Kafuka, Furantsu

Kafuka, Furantsu 1883-1924

Kāk̲apkā 1883-1924

Kapeuka, Peulancheu 1883-1924

Kaphka, Phrants

Kaphka, Phrants 1883-1924

Kaphka, Phrantsa

Kāp̱hkā, Phrāntsa 1883-1924

Kʻapʻŭkʻa 1883-1924

K'ap'ŭk'a, P'ŭranch'ŭ 1883-1924

Kavka, Fr 1883-1924

Kavkaكافكا، فرانتسקאפקא弗兰茨·卡夫卡フランツ・カフカカフカ卡夫卡vUigur, Fr 1883-1924

Kchapchŭkcha, Pchŭlančchŭ 1883-1924

Peu lan cheu Ka peu ka 1883-1924

Peulancheu-Kapeuka 1883-1924

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Qafqâ, Frans

Qafqâ, Franṣ 1883-1924

Qaʾpqaʾ, Pranṣ

Κάφκα, Φραντς 1883-1924

Φραντς Κάφκα

Кафка Ф.

Кафка Ф. 1883-1924

Кафка Франц

Кафка Франц 1883-1924

Франц Кафка

Франц Кафка австрийский писатель, основоположник модернизма в литературе

Франц Кафка австрійський письменник-новеліст

Франц Кафка нямецкамоўны пісьменнік

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קאפקא, פראנץ

קאפקא, פראנץ 1883-1924

קאפקא, פרנץ

קאפקא, פרנץ 1883-1924

קאפקה, פראנץ

קאפקה, פראנץ, 1883-1924

קאפקה, פראנץ בן הרמאן

קפקא

קפקא, 1883-1924

‏קפקא, פרנץ.

קפקא, פרנץ 1883-1924

קפקא, פרנץ־־בקרת ופרשנות

קפקה, פרנץ 1883-1924

فرانتس كافكا

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فرانز كافكا

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فرانس كافكا

كافكا، فرانتس

كافكا، فرانتس، 1883-1924

كافكا، فرانز.

كافكا، فرانز، 1883-1924

كفكا، فرانتس، 1883-1924

كفكا، فرانز، 1883-1924

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كفكا، فرنز، 1883-1924

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가후카 1883-1924

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カフカ

カフカ, フランツ

カフカ, フランツ 1883-1924

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卡夫卡 1883-1924

卡夫卡, 弗兰茨 1883-1924

弗兰茨·卡夫卡 1883-1924

弗朗茨·卡夫卡

弗朗茨·卡夫卡 德语小说家

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