The Resource Amerika : the missing person : a new translation, based on the restored text, Franz Kafka ; translated and with a preface by Mark Harman

Amerika : the missing person : a new translation, based on the restored text, Franz Kafka ; translated and with a preface by Mark Harman

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Amerika : the missing person : a new translation, based on the restored text
Title
Amerika
Title remainder
the missing person : a new translation, based on the restored text
Statement of responsibility
Franz Kafka ; translated and with a preface by Mark Harman
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"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
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1883-1924
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Kafka, Franz
Dewey number
833/.912
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
PT2621.A26
LC item number
A2313 2008
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Harman, Mark
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Amerika : the missing person : a new translation, based on the restored text, Franz Kafka ; translated and with a preface by Mark Harman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-299)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn212855162
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxiii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780805211610
Lccn
2008013393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)212855162
Label
Amerika : the missing person : a new translation, based on the restored text, Franz Kafka ; translated and with a preface by Mark Harman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-299)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn212855162
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxiii, 299 pages
Isbn
9780805211610
Lccn
2008013393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)212855162

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