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Newly restored to the original text: Franz Kafka's Amerika: The Man Who Disappeared at last has the translator it deserves.Michael Hofmann's startlingly visceral and immediate translation revives Kafka's great comedy, and captures a new Kafka, free from Prague and loose in the new world, a Kafka shot through with light in this highly charged and enormously nuanced translation. Kafka began the first of his three novels in 1911, but like the others, Amerika remained unfinished, and perhaps, as Klaus Mann suggested, "necessarily endless." Karl Rossman, the youthful hero of the novel, "a poor boy of seventeen," has been banished by his parents to America, following a scandal. There, with unquenchable optimism, he throws himself into adventure after misadventure, and experiences multiply as he makes his way into the heart of the country, to The Great Nature Theater of Oklahoma. In creating this new translation, Hofmann, as he explains in his introduction, returned to the manuscript version of the book, restoring matters of substance and detail. Fragments which have never before been presented in English are now reinstated including the book's original "ending."
About the Author: For his translations, acclaimed poet Michael Hofmann has won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, the Dublin International IMPAC Award, the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Prize, the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator’s Prize, the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, and The Schlegel-Tieck Prize (four times). He is the highly acclaimed translator of, among others, Kafka, Brecht, and Joseph Roth.
Titolo: Amerika: The Man Who Disappeared: The New ...
Casa editrice: New Directions
Data di pubblicazione: 2002
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro New Directions, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Possible defects such as light shelving wear may exist. May have minor creasing, writing, stickers and/or residue. COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Ships Within 24 Hours - Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Codice libro della libreria mon0001053100
Descrizione libro New Directions. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Codice libro della libreria 2812310440
Descrizione libro New Directions Publishing Corporation. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. Codice libro della libreria G081121513XI4N10
Descrizione libro New Directions Publishing Corporation. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G081121513XI3N00
Descrizione libro New Directions, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG081121513X
Descrizione libro New Directions, New York, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. A clean, tight copy, with ink markings noted, most before page 29, a scattered few in the middle, and a lot on one page at the very end. Quite good for a used copy (students can be ruthless! ) the jacket is excellent. Fast shipping, with tracking number provided. ; 7.95 X 5.83 X 1.02 inches; 218 pages. Codice libro della libreria 37660
Descrizione libro New Directions, New York, 1996. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. "Amerika" is Kafka's unfinished first novel, published in 1927 after his death by his friend and biographer, Max Brod, whom Kafka had requested to destroy it, along with other unpublished work. It is a surreal comedy, more lighthearted in tone than Kafka's other novels. It is the story of Karl Rossman, a 17-year-old boy, who must leave Prague after a scandal, and who travels to the U.S. where he undergoes a series of experiences and misadventures before arriving at the Nature Theater of Oklahoma. According the publisher, this Michael Hoffman translation returns to the original manuscript for material and details not used in previous English translations, with the original ending also reinstated. Hoffman's work has been credited with resurrecting the work. First edition thus, later printing. About 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches, 218 pages with dark-green cloth backstrip over lighter green paper-covered boards and yellow pastedowns, and with gold lettering on spine. The graphic dustjacket features large, multi-colored letters in the title with the author's name in white across the top. Back panel shows small b & w photo of Kafka and blurbs from Ashbery and Howard. Boards and text are clean, complete and unmarked (many student copies are highlighted or underlined). This copy is not remaindered or ex-library and is without noticeable or significant damage such as bumped corners or soiled edges. The dustjacket is in the same fine condition and now enclosed in a Brodart protective cover. Overall, a very decent copy. Codice libro della libreria 005692
Descrizione libro New Directions, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. First Thus. Very Good in Very Good unclipped dust jacket. Used with NO markings in text. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore. Codice libro della libreria mon0000250206
Descrizione libro New Directions, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P02081121513X
Descrizione libro New Directions, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Almost new condition. Codice libro della libreria P01081121513X