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America Unul Dintre Marile Romane, Publicate Postum, Ale Celebrului Scriitor Vizionar, Al Carui Manuscris Nu Are Vreun Titlu, Dar Pe Care Kafka L A Numit Romanul Meu American Inaugureaza Trilogia Singuratatii, Care Va Fi Completata De Romanele Procesul Si CastelulIn Realitate, Kafka Nu A Vizitat Niciodata America De Aceea, El Creeaza Un Tarim Fantastic Pentru Eroul Sau, Karl, In Virsta De Ani, Care, Din Cauza Unei Relatii Nefericite Cu Una Dintre Servitoare, Este Trimis De Acasa De Catre Parinti Prins Intr Un Lant De Aventuri Neverosimile, Karl Devine O Victima Si Incearca Sa Lupte Pentru A Supravietui, In Labirintul De Strazi, De Cladiri Si De Experiente AbsurdeAmerica

Franz Kafka was one of the major fiction writers of the 20th century He was born to a middle class German speaking Jewish family in Prague, Bohemia presently the Czech Republic , Austria Hungary His unique body of writing much of which is incomplete and which was mainly published posthumously is considered to be among the most influential in Western literature.His stories include The Metamorphosis 1912 and In the Penal Colony 1914 , while his novels are The Trial 1925 , The Castle 1926 and Amerika 1927.Kafka s first language was German, but he was also fluent in Czech Later, Kafka acquired some knowledge of the French language and culture one of his favorite authors was Flaubert.Kafka first studied chemistry at the Charles Ferdinand University of Prague, but switched after two weeks to law This offered a range of career possibilities, which pleased his father, and required a longer course of study that gave Kafka time to take classes in German studies and art history At the university, he joined a student club, named Lese und Redehalle der Deutschen Studenten, which organized literary events, readings and other activities In the end of his first year of studies, he met Max Brod, who would become a close friend of his throughout his life, together with the journalist Felix Weltsch, who also studied law Kafka obtained the degree of Doctor of Law on 18 June 1906 and performed an obligatory year of unpaid service as law clerk for the civil and criminal courts.Kafka s writing attracted little attention until after his death During his lifetime, he published only a few short stories and never finished any of his novels, unless The Metamorphosis is considered a short novel Prior to his death, Kafka wrote to his friend and literary executor Max Brod Dearest Max, my last request Everything I leave behind me in the way of diaries, manuscripts, letters my own and others , sketches, and so on, is to be burned unread Brod overrode Kafka s wishes, believing that Kafka had given these directions to him specifically because Kafka knew he would not honor them Brod had told him as much Brod, in fact, would oversee the publication of most of Kafka s work in his possession, which soon began to attract attention and high critical regard.Max Brod encountered significant difficulty in compiling Kafka s notebooks into any chronological order as Kafka was known to start writing in the middle of notebooks, from the last towards the first, etc.All of Kafka s published works, except several letters he wrote in Czech to Milena Jesensk , were written in German.

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    688 Der Verschollene Amerika The Man Who Disappeared The Missing Person Lost in America, Franz KafkaAmerika, also known as The Man Who Disappeared, The Missing Person and as Lost in America, is the incomplete first novel of author Franz Kafka 1883 1924 , written between 1911 and 1914 and published posthumously in 1927 The story describes the bizarre wanderings of sixteen year old European immigrant Karl Ro mann, who was forced to go to New York City to escape the scandal of his seduct 688 Der Verschollene Amerika The Man Who Disappeared The Missing Person Lost in America, Franz KafkaAmerika, also known as The Man Who Disappeared, The Missing Person and as Lost in America, is the incomplete first novel of author Franz Kafka 1883 1924 , written between 1911 and 1914 and published posthumously in 1927 The story describes the bizarre wanderings of sixteen year old European immigrant Karl Ro mann, who was forced to go to New York City to escape the scandal of his seduction by a housemaid As the ship arrives in the United States, he becomes friends with a stoker who is about to be dismissed from his job Karl identifies with the stoker and decides to help him together they go to see the captain of the ship In a surreal turn of events, Karl s uncle, Senator Jacob, is in a meeting with the captain Karl does not know that Senator Jacob is his uncle, but Mr Jacob recognizes him and takes him away from the stoker 2012 1390 299 1391 9789642090815 201911 1914 1927

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    Jorge Luis Borges afirmaba que los personajes de Kafka eranProfesionales de la derrotaEn cierto modo, podemos asegurar eso cuando encuadramos a tres personajes tan particulares como K de El Castillo , Joseph K de El Proceso y Karl Rossman, protagonista de Am rica en ese r tulo, todo confirma que este genio nunca se equivocaba y en cierta medida, los podemos ver como personajes alter ego con caracter sticas autobiogr ficas del mismo Kafka Pero hay algo esperanzador en Am rica que no Jorge Luis Borges afirmaba que los personajes de Kafka eranProfesionales de la derrotaEn cierto modo, podemos asegurar eso cuando encuadramos a tres personajes tan particulares como K de El Castillo , Joseph K de El Proceso y Karl Rossman, protagonista de Am rica en ese r tulo, todo confirma que este genio nunca se equivocaba y en cierta medida, los podemos ver como personajes alter ego con caracter sticas autobiogr ficas del mismo Kafka Pero hay algo esperanzador en Am rica que no sucede en las otras dos, y es que m s all de que tambi n est inconclusa aunque a m entender El Proceso es una novela terminada , el personaje de Karl no est envuelto en una serie de situaciones, en su lucha para alcanzar su propio sue o americano , que lo complican de forma negativa, sino que casi sin quererlo es l mismo el que condiciona su destino, en parte por su relaci n con personajes tan negativos como Robinson y Dellamarche y tambi n como la mala decisi n en en el tramo inicial de la novela que lo saca de su precaria zona de confort En el cap tulo El Fogonero , el nico terminado y muy importante para entender el desarrollo de la trama de la novela, nos encontramos ya con un Karl que tiene la gran oportunidad de forjar un futuro gracias a su rico t o, el Senador Jakob Incre blemente y como sucede con los personajes kafkianos, su destino se enturbia r pidamente y ya est planteado el dilema la mala decisi n, los factores externos y la innata capacidad del personaje para quedar atrapado en ellas instalan el conflicto y algo que diferencia a Karl de los otros personajes es que en esta novela, se respira cierto aire de ingenuidad adolescente con caracter sticas no tan sombr as y agobiantes como las de El Proceso ni chocantes o de no invitado como en El Castillo.Podemos decir que se nota que es la primera novela de Kafka la segunda que escribi fue El Proceso y la ltima El Castillo Yo las le exactamente en orden inverso , por eso uno puede tomar la novela con menos cinrcunspecci n que las otras dos.De todos modos, se percibe el desamparo en el que se encuentra Karl, s lo, como inmigrante en un pa s tan vasto como los Estados Unidos En comparaci n con los personajes principales de sus otras dos novelas, K y Joseph K luchan y chocan en cierto modo contra un sistema adverso Karl intenta superarse y mejorar, buscando muchas veces en forma err nea su propio bienestar, algo que experiment el mismo Kafka en su vida personal Tambi n encontramos otro rasgo autobiogr fico en la relaci n de Karl con las mujeres, siempre inconexo, irrealizable, ut pico Sucede con Klara al comienzo de la novela, con Therese en el Hotel Occidental y con la malvada Brunelda, cuando est a merced de su despotismo secundado por Robinson y Dellamarche Caso especial el de Robinson, este irland s que pareciera simbolizar una de esas contigencias inevitables que surgen en la vida y que nos ponen a prueba, sea para mal o para bien Est comprobado que Kafka jug un poco a escribir Am rica inspir ndose en David Copperfield de Charles Dickens, de quien se declaraba ferviente admirador junto con Goethe y otros c lebres escritores.El albacea, bi grafo y amigo de Kafka, Max Brod defini a Am rica , El Proceso y El Castillo como la Trilog a de la Soledad , y vaya que lo es , puesto se trata de individuos que buscan permanentemente su lugar en la sociedad, pero para ello deben luchar contra demasiadas adversidades impuestas por el autor, fiel a su estilo tan particular en lo narrativo y argumental Hay una frase que dice Karl Rossman a mitad de la novela, luego del incidente en el Hotel Occidental que le cuesta su despido y creo que tiene implicancia directa con lo que sufrir Joseph K en El Proceso Es imposible defenderse cuando no hay buena voluntad de por medio Creo que en esta frase se resume mucho de lo que leemos en la obra kafkiana Y es que a veces, quiera uno o no, nos sucede lo mismo que a sus personajes la vida nos dice que no siempre tenemos el control, y por eso mismo nos pone a prueba en los momentos m s inoportunos

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    Often I opt to know as little as possible about the novels I read before starting them which includes not reading the back cover synopsis So I didn t know this was an unfinished novel when I started I hadn t read any Kafka since my teens when I can t say he was ever a favourite of mine My feeling about him was further sullied after reading his letters to Milena, a girl he neurotically and rather cruelly strung along who eventually was to die in the Nazi death camps Those letters are fascinat Often I opt to know as little as possible about the novels I read before starting them which includes not reading the back cover synopsis So I didn t know this was an unfinished novel when I started I hadn t read any Kafka since my teens when I can t say he was ever a favourite of mine My feeling about him was further sullied after reading his letters to Milena, a girl he neurotically and rather cruelly strung along who eventually was to die in the Nazi death camps Those letters are fascinating as an indictement of the way males can distort a female in the imagination to spin out some private fantasy with little thought to the real woman involved Not surprisingly Kafka s America is a bizarre place he never set foot in America in his lifetime For one thing initiative, the will to work, impeccable manners are punished rather than rewarded Kafka s Karl is a hapless good natured innocent who will be taken advantage of at every turn He s every bully s dream victim Authority, as ever, is an irrational and cruel entity Nothing is to be expected of it but persecution Officialdom makes little sense as subordinates often overrule bosses In Kafka s world perhaps only women can be relied upon to show uncorrupted humanity Kafka s heroes are never men s men To put it harshly they are often girl s blouses Though Kafka is writing about a recognisably real world here the surreal is never far away, often present in his choice of fastidious detail He s a master at bringing to life the shadow life of daily reality It s an episodic novel and there s a sense Kafka is making it up as he goes along, which maybe explains why he never finished it he wasn t working to a plan Towards the end it begins getting a little repetitive and increasinglysurreal The pattern of Karl s innocence getting him into trouble but also finally saving him, or at least providing the opportunity to live another day, has been repeated several times It s surprising that a writer as brilliantly unpredictable as Kafka becomes a little predictable in his unpredictability if that makes sense A missing chapter doesn t help in the waning of one s interest That said I found much to admire before it becomes clear that he loses his impetus Shame he didn t finish it

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    Franz Kafka just watches, he doesn t comment As the seventeen year old Karl Rossmann, who had been sent to America by his unfortunate parents because a maid had seduced him and had a child by him, sailed slowly into New York harbour, he suddenly saw the Statue of Liberty, which had already been in view for some time, as though in an intenser sunlight The sword in her hand seemed only just to have been raised aloft, and the unchained winds blew about her form.And Karl Rossmann encounters many a Franz Kafka just watches, he doesn t comment As the seventeen year old Karl Rossmann, who had been sent to America by his unfortunate parents because a maid had seduced him and had a child by him, sailed slowly into New York harbour, he suddenly saw the Statue of Liberty, which had already been in view for some time, as though in an intenser sunlight The sword in her hand seemed only just to have been raised aloft, and the unchained winds blew about her form.And Karl Rossmann encounters many a character of his way but they all seem to be nothan soulless puppets But nonetheless all those marionettes on the strings of fate try to manipulate him and use him in their own purpose And whatever he does appears to be wrong and works against him.He couldn t tell the whole story here, and even if it had been possible, it still seemed hopeless to try and avert a threatened injustice by telling of one already suffered.In the soulless world one can only exist slowly turning into naught and gradually disappearing into nothingness

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    3.5Esta es la quinta obra de Kafka que leo aunque es mi primera novela Me gust mucho Se me hizo bastante pesada en algunas partes, pero la historia me parece brillante una muestra m s de la agudeza de este hombre con baja autoestima.Son varios los temas que desfilan en este libro Los siguientes son los que m s destacan, en mi opini n Kafka juega con sutiliza con los matices sociales, los t tulos que nos damos por lo que empleamos y la significaci n relativa que nos otorgamos como una es 3.5Esta es la quinta obra de Kafka que leo aunque es mi primera novela Me gust mucho Se me hizo bastante pesada en algunas partes, pero la historia me parece brillante una muestra m s de la agudeza de este hombre con baja autoestima.Son varios los temas que desfilan en este libro Los siguientes son los que m s destacan, en mi opini n Kafka juega con sutiliza con los matices sociales, los t tulos que nos damos por lo que empleamos y la significaci n relativa que nos otorgamos como una especie de valor humano de eso se desprende, parcialmente, el abuso de autoridad, el poder, denominador com n de distintos trabajos del escritor A su vez, trata la separaci n del ser, lo que uno es de lo que uno desempe a, y que a veces pesa m s lo segundo cuando deber a tener m s importancia lo primero esto es evidente en la escena final del hotel Trata asimismo como es habitual en este autor la alienaci n y la contienda incesante por pertenecer en una sociedad que recibe por necesidad y expulsa por capricho La soledad de Karl Rossmann mientras camina en tierra extra a es una ejemplo claro de lo dicho, puesto que este se encuentra luchando en pos de comprender lo que lo rodea para as poder enfrentarse a algo que lo supera y que, intento tras intento, lo deshecha sin conmiseraci n Tambi n es ineludible resaltar que existe una clase de reticencia al abandono y la derrota manifiesto en la insistencia inagotable del protagonista por la aceptaci n Es el perfil optimista de este relato, que queda un poco tapado por los infortunios de Karl El clima hostil se percibe en cada p gina, pero al mismo tiempo es notable c mo la esperanza sobrevive a pesar de agonizar en el pozo de la privaci n social

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    I loved this first novel by Kafka, muchsunny and easier to read than his others even though the chapter on Brunelda is pretty frightening This is incomplete but does not matter much as Kafka s stories are dreamlike and disjointed anyway.Kafka never visited America I was thinking today that whatever is happening in America nowadays is much weirder andsurreal than any of his novels.

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    I had difficulties not feeling like a tool while reading Kafka at work on my breaks A guy with a beard and thick rimmed glasses read Amerika, just makes me feel like a parody of myself.Kafka is one of those authors young men latch on to in high school or college and inevitably talk way too much about I can definitely see the appeal with the themes of alienation and a system that works against the well meaning individual But there s something I realized while reading this book Kafka would have I had difficulties not feeling like a tool while reading Kafka at work on my breaks A guy with a beard and thick rimmed glasses read Amerika, just makes me feel like a parody of myself.Kafka is one of those authors young men latch on to in high school or college and inevitably talk way too much about I can definitely see the appeal with the themes of alienation and a system that works against the well meaning individual But there s something I realized while reading this book Kafka would have made fun of them.More than one critical discussion I ve read mentions how the humor of Kafka often didn t translate Humor is tricky when it comes to older works To even get the jokes, you have to have some sort of notion that jokes are expected It s the same way ironic jokes fail is the listener assumes you re an idiot It s hard to see the humor in a lot of Kafka s work unless someone points out that the man would often read his work with a wry, smart ass sensibility.The Trial and the Metamorphisis both could work as dark comedies seen through the right lens.Amerika serves as a pretty effective Rosetta Stone to understanding this It s an outright whimsical comedy, full of over the top shenanigans and bizarre characters It could easily produce a film in the style of the Coen Brothers movies.An odd sort of internal logic is required to make surreal and weird humor work, a tactic Kafka was the outright master of The man had a supreme capacity to keep his strange dream logic fueled worlds glued together Its part of what makes it captivating for me, I never know what s going to happen next, but it never strays into feeling abitrary.If you know anyone who never shuts up about the darkness of his work, who throws around the term Kafkaesque with an excessive frequency, I recommend getting them a copy of this book

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    Ne znam, mo da da napravim policu knjige koje me nisu ubile, a ba su se potrudile Ne radi se o tome da Kafka nije dobar, naprotiv, previ e je dobar u onome to poku ava, a to je da vas mene natera da se gr ite od transfera blama, da vas mene glavom nadole uroni u depresivnu epizodu, da ubije ivotnu radost u vama meni Da, znam da je on sam smatrao kako je zapravo humorista Dobro, va i Da, jeste pisac neverovatno bizarne ma te, zapletenih tokova misli, upe atljivo groznih paklenih viz Ne znam, mo da da napravim policu knjige koje me nisu ubile, a ba su se potrudile Ne radi se o tome da Kafka nije dobar, naprotiv, previ e je dobar u onome to poku ava, a to je da vas mene natera da se gr ite od transfera blama, da vas mene glavom nadole uroni u depresivnu epizodu, da ubije ivotnu radost u vama meni Da, znam da je on sam smatrao kako je zapravo humorista Dobro, va i Da, jeste pisac neverovatno bizarne ma te, zapletenih tokova misli, upe atljivo groznih paklenih vizija birokratske banalnosti I u.bi.ja volju za ivotom.Ipak, gledajmo na stvar sa vedrije strane Nije me stvarno i do kraja ubio dobro, ako me nije ubio Paviljon br 6, ne e nijedna knjiga nikad Ali nekako sam mislila da sam manje podlo na negativnim knji evnim uticajima u ovim odmaklim godinama, i gle uda, varala sam se.Ne znam Jej za Kafku PS nemam nerava da jo i pi em o emu je Amerika Jadan Karl Rosman, eto samo to u re i, jadan on, jadni svi mi

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