Written in 1914, the trial is one of the most important novels of the twentieth century: the terrifying tale of Josef K. A respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information. Whether read as an existential tale, or a prophecy of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the madness of totalitarianism, a parable, Kafka's nightmare has resonated with chilling truth for generations of readers.
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The CastleSchocken #ad - The Castle #ad - Translated and with a preface by mark harmanleft unfinished by Kafka in 1922 and not published until 1926, two years after his death, The Castle is the haunting tale of K. S relentless, unavailing struggle with an inscrutable authority in order to gain access to the Castle. Used book in Good Condition. Scrupulously following the fluidity and breathlessness of the sparsely punctuated original manuscript, energy, Mark Harman’s new translation reveals levels of comedy, and visual power previously unknown to English language readers.
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Kafka began writing what he had entitled Der Verschollene The Missing Person in 1912 and wrote the last completed chapter in 1914. But it wasn’t until 1927, three years after his death, that Max Brod, Kafka’s friend and literary executor, edited the unfinished manuscript and published it as Amerika.
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Vintage. The kreutzer sonata" 1891 is a penetrating study of jealousy as well as a splenetic complaint about the way in which society educates young men and women in matters of sex. Used book in Good Condition. In "the death of ivan ilych" 1886, a symbolic Everyman discovers the inner light of faith and love only when confronted by death.
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Used book in Good Condition. At the play's climax, shylock insists on the enforcement of a binding contract that will cost the life of the merchant Antonio — inciting Portia to mount a memorable defense. In this richly plotted drama, whom Shakespeare endowed with all of the depth and vitality of his greatest characters, Shylock, is not alone in his villainy.
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The exhilarating dystopian novel that inspired george Orwell's 1984 and foreshadowed the worst excesses of Soviet RussiaYevgeny Zamyatin's We is a powerfully inventive vision that has influenced writers from George Orwell to Ayn Rand. Used book in Good Condition. Clarence brown's brilliant translation is based on the corrected text of the novel, first published in Russia in 1988 after more than sixty years' suppression.
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