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The Castle

EGP 260.00

الكُتاب

  • Prague-born writer Franz Kafka wrote in German, and his stories, such as " The Metamorphosis " (1916), and posthumously published novels, including The Trial (1925), concern troubled individuals in a nightmarishly impersonal world. Jewish middle-class family of this major fiction writer of the 20th century spoke German. People consider his unique body of much incomplete writing, mainly published posthumously, among the most influential in European literature. His stories include "The Metamorphosis" (1912) and " In the Penal Colony " (1914), whereas his posthumous novels include The Trial (1925), The Castle (1926) and Amerika (1927).

  • أيمن سعيد مراد مترجم مصري من مواليد ديسمبر 1984 قدم العديد من الترجمات من اللغة الألمانية للانجليزية وللعربية من أهم ما قدم مؤلفات كافكا: القلعة المحاكمة ميتامورفوزيس

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Published posthumously in 1926, “Castle” is one of Kafka’s major works alongside “The Trial” and “The Metamorphosis.” The novel follows the protagonist, K., who arrives in a village and seeks to gain access to the mysterious Castle situated on the hill overlooking the village. K. is appointed as a land surveyor, but he struggles to understand his role and the purpose of his mission.

As K. attempts to interact with the villagers and officials connected to the Castle, he encounters various obstacles and bureaucratic hurdles. He becomes embroiled in the complex and opaque social structure of the village, where authority figures wield power arbitrarily, and communication is fraught with ambiguity.

Throughout the narrative, Kafka delves into themes of alienation, the search for meaning, and the individual’s futile struggle against inscrutable systems of power. The Castle itself serves as a metaphor for elusive authority, symbolizing an unreachable goal or an idealized state that remains perpetually out of reach.

The novel is characterized by Kafka’s distinctive writing style, marked by its surreal and dreamlike atmosphere, its exploration of psychological depths, and its use of labyrinthine bureaucratic structures as a means of social critique.

“Castle” is often interpreted as a commentary on the human condition, reflecting Kafka’s own sense of alienation and estrangement from the world around him. It continues to be studied and analyzed for its profound insights into the nature of power, identity, and the absurdity of existence.

الكُتاب

  • Prague-born writer Franz Kafka wrote in German, and his stories, such as " The Metamorphosis " (1916), and posthumously published novels, including The Trial (1925), concern troubled individuals in a nightmarishly impersonal world. Jewish middle-class family of this major fiction writer of the 20th century spoke German. People consider his unique body of much incomplete writing, mainly published posthumously, among the most influential in European literature. His stories include "The Metamorphosis" (1912) and " In the Penal Colony " (1914), whereas his posthumous novels include The Trial (1925), The Castle (1926) and Amerika (1927).

  • أيمن سعيد مراد مترجم مصري من مواليد ديسمبر 1984 قدم العديد من الترجمات من اللغة الألمانية للانجليزية وللعربية من أهم ما قدم مؤلفات كافكا: القلعة المحاكمة ميتامورفوزيس

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