Kafka, Franz (Translated by Mark Harman). THE CASTLE: A NEW TRANSLATION BASED ON THE RESTORED TEXT: THE SCHOCKEN KAFKA LIBRARY. New York City, NY: Schocken Books, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 328 pages. Fine/Fine.

New translation of the author's novel. One of the greatest novels of the 20th century. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only and as part of the now-legendary Schocken Library Series. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Franz Kafka's "Das Schloss" in what is widely regarded as the definitive translation in English. Amended, corrected, and realized seventy-two years after its publication in the original German (1926). Published at the end of the 20th century, Mark Harman's translation is an achievement of the highest order and honors Kafka in our chaotic, confused time. "He is the greatest German writer of our time. Such poets as Rilke or such novelists as Thomas Mann are dwarfs or plaster saints in comparison with him" (Vladimir Nabokov). "Kafka discovered the hitherto unknown possibilities of the novel, and it is thanks to him that the very notion of the novel is not the same as it was before" (Milan Kundera). An absolute "must-have" title for Franz Kafka collectors. This title is a great book. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing/First-State DJ still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws or are subsequent printings (which feature a different DJ). A scarce copy thus. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER FRANZ KAFKA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0805241183. $70.00

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