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The Castle
The Castle: A New Translation Based on the Restored Text | Franz Kafka
Translated and with a preface by Mark HarmanLeft unfinished by Kafka in 1922 and not published until 1926, two years after his death, The Castle is the haunting tale of K.s relentless, unavailing struggle with an inscrutable authority in order to gain access to the Castle. Scrupulously following the fluidity and breathlessness of the sparsely punctuated original manuscript, Mark Harmans new translation reveals levels of comedy, energy, and visual power previously unknown to English language readers.
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TheEllieMo
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GatheringBooks
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gradcat
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#MayMovieMagic

(Day 3 - #WeveOnlyJustBegun)

*Song was used in an Australian Movie called “The Castle;” however, I hadn‘t known about this movie before today. Maybe some of you Oz residents have seen it? ♥️

Centique The Castle is a HILARIOUS Aussie movie. I loved it. 😍 8mo
gradcat Oh yay! Finally found someone who knows this movie...glad to hear from you! 🥰 8mo
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hannahx
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Pickpick

Beautiful lessons/discussions of our journey through life, agency, impact, government efficiency, and tolerance/acceptance. Would not recommend if conventional writing styles are your jam. Would not recommend as a small, side read to be completed while multitasking through every day. Would recommend if you enjoy existentionalism or modernism. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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hannahx
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1. Probably pizza or leftovers. It's been a looooong week.
2. The Castle by Franz Kafka. Hopefully in the next 4 or 5 days 🤞
3. I'm banking on 2. I have a pretty involved metafictional piece on my pile next. (Insurrecto by Gina Apostol)

#fridayfun @Samplergal

Samplergal Oh yea. Friday was ALWAYS pizza nite before I retired. I could barely think. Rest up and enjoy the weekend. 10mo
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hannahx
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1. Sci fi or dystopian fiction
2. Margaret Atwood
3. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
4. Romance and western
5. The Castle (still lol)

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉 10mo
Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖📚💚 10mo
SamanthaMarie Welcome to Litsy!!! 🙌🏻😊 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 10mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 10mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 10mo
BiblioLitten Margaret Atwood is a great author to recommend. 10mo
Gezemice Margaret Atwood ❤️👍 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 10mo
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hannahx
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Another page of quotes filled in my bullet journal. Final quote for this page:
"Of course I'm ignorant, that remains true in all events and is extremely distressing for me, but it does have the advantage that the ignorant man dares more, so I shall gladly put up with ignorance and its undoubtedly due consequences for awhile, as long as my strength lasts." - K.
#kafka

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hannahx
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1. Friday - I get to have a pretty laid back and fun day with my students and then come home to some good time with my family.
2. The Grateful Dead is my favorite group, not sure I have one favorite musician.
3. Back to work! Nothing too exciting.
4. The Couple Next Door
#premondayvibes @pepsicola

mutlee Named my daughter after a Dead song - Corrina! 10mo
hannahx @mutlee Beautiful! 10mo
pepsicola Thanks for playing!! 10mo
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hannahx
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1. St. Louis, Missouri, USA
2. I stayed in St. Cloud, France on an orchestra tour when I was 13 and it was literally the most beautiful place I've ever been.
3. The Village/The Castle, perhaps based on the town of Spindlermühle in the Czech Republic now.
4. St. Louis is famous for toasted ravioli 🍽
5. So excited to read more about what others are reading and learning on Litsy! ❤🥰
#frideas

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 10mo
Lcsmcat I lived in St. Louis in the late 80‘s and loved it. Welcome to Litsy! 10mo
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hannahx
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Reading this book is like reading a dream 💭

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 10mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 10mo
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CarolynM Welcome to Litsy🌼 10mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 10mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 10mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 10mo
RaimeyGallant What a lovely sentiment. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 10mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! ❤️💚💜♥️💙 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🎈 10mo
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Emilymdxn
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My first Kafka!! I really loved this, I see why people make such a fuss about him. Even tho I was never too clear on what was happening, the atmosphere and writing just carried me along and it was never hard to read like I thought it might be. I‘m definitely a fan now!

Tamra Kafka is wonderfully convoluted and scary. The Trial is a nightmare. 1y
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Emilymdxn
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Continuing ploughing through audiobook backlog. Never read any Kafka before, it‘s a huge blind spot in my knowledge of ‘classics‘, hope I‘ll appreciate it as much as everyone else!

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vivastory
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I read this 14 years ago, but I recall the protagonist shuttling between lodgings in the village, waiting to be granted access to the castle.
#RoomWithAView
#septemberdanes
@Cinfhen @Kalalalatja

Cinfhen Ooooh, your post JUST gave me an idea for today....better move quick before someone else thinks of it!!!!! Thank you ❤️ 1y
Kalalalatja Is this a good Kafka to start with? I haven‘t read any of his books, but I feel like I should 🤔 1y
vivastory @Kalalalatja I think his short stories are the best place to start. If you like them, then I would move on to either The Castle or The Trial. I think that The Trial is a better book, but all of the themes that are associated with the phrase Kafkaesque are equally present in The Castle. 1y
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Violetta
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1. Lawrence of Arabia. It's the best movie ever! 🎥
2. Talking and knowing new things about a person if that's one of the first dates, and if we get along, then any activity will become great experience (except holding hands😜)
3. Don't think I have one, but I like odd ones more
4. I quite liked the Castle and read it to the end, but it was just a half of my book. Then novellas came and broke my brain. Never got through
@jesshowbooks
#friyayintro

thereadingowlvina I love odd numbers too! 👊😜 1y
TK421 I love Lawrence of Arabia! My dad is just about the only other person I know that doesn't think it is slow and boring. It has some of the best cinematography ever. 1y
Violetta @TK421 I got really lucky to see it at the cinema on a big screen. That was the only chance to see the restored copy, and all my friends got scared of its length, so I went alone and never regretted. Totally captivating, and so many moments to laugh, feel sad or shocked. How can it even be boring? 😲 1y
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HotCocoaReads
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I love the cover of my book because it shows the winding, confused path toward the castle. The entire book was dead ends and curvy twists in our Land-Surveyor's attempt to get to the castle. The people are so ridiculous that it's funny, yet infuriating because talking gets them nowhere. It's so perfect that Kafka never finished the novel because wasn't that kind of the point? It was just going to keep going in circles and never truly finish—right?

Tamra That is the perfect end to it! 1y
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Louise
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This artwork is called "The Impact of a Book", by Mexican-born artist Jorge Méndez Blake. Extraordinary! (The book is El Castillo, by Franz Kafka). Here's an interesting interview with the artist: http://metalmagazine.eu/en/post/interview/jorge-mendez-blake-between-the-visual-...

Lizpixie That is awesome! Where is it being exhibited? A lot of modern art confuses me but this is fantastic. 2y
ju.ca.no This is brilliant!! Thanka for sharing😍 2y
RachelO ❤️ That's just wonderful! 2y
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Caroline2 Wow!! That's brilliant!!! 😍 2y
CouronneDhiver Love this! 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Such a powerful piece of art! Thanks for sharing! 2y
398.2 Love this! 2y
Mdargusch Wow! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
tpixie Interesting! 2y
tpixie Where did you see this? 2y
Crowcrumbs This is one of my favorites. 2y
tournevis Love it! 2y
Louise @Lizpixie and @tpixie, a friend shared this on Facebook, and I looked up the artist (see link to an interview added to the description above). I don't know where it is currently on exhibition. 2y
tpixie Thx! 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Inside illustrations from my #FolioSociety edition. 💕

#FolioFriday #FolioFreaks #FolioFridays

emilyhaldi Beautiful! 2y
BooksForEmpathy These are so intriguing! 2y
Gezemice 2y
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LeahBergen Ohhh. 💕 2y
Kalalalatja Lovely! 2y
Avanders Now I need this... 2y
JazzFeathers 😍😍😍 2y
readinginthedark Don't mind me, I'm just working on my crazy long wishlist over here... 2y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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Happy #FolioFriday my #FolioFreaks!
As a castle freak, a Folio freak, and with a soft spot for Kafka, this copy of The Castle really makes me happy 😁
Inside illustrations in next post...

#FolioSociety #FolioFridays

LeahBergen That's a beauty. 2y
Chachic I love castles too! 2y
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jdtchicago

I can‘t think of any greater happiness than to be with you all the time, without interruption, endlessly, even though I feel that here in this world there‘s no undisturbed place for our love, neither in the village nor anywhere else; and I dream of a grave, deep and narrow, where we could clasp each other in our arms as with clamps, and I would hide my face in you and you would hide your face in me, and nobody would ever see us any more.

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I bought this book at franz kafka's house in Prague on my honeymoon many moons ago. tonight I will begin to read it finally. I will let you know how I get on. It finishes mid-sentence as you can see. Said what dammit?!😣 he was dying of tuberculosis and ask his friend to burn his papers but his friend published them instead as far as I know.

Anyone read it?

Leniverse Never read it, but had a Norwegian translation on my shelf for years with intent to read. I would check if that edition ends mid-sentence too, but the book is currently in a box somewhere. Good luck though! Rooting for you. 3y
JonathanDunne @Leniverse he has three unfinished novels as far as I know. 3y
JonathanDunne @Leniverse and thank you. 3y
Leniverse I never knew that it was unfinished! Even then, stopping mid-sentence seems odd. 3y
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Giovannacb
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In day 4 of my ' Prague on the Page' class on Czech literature, we came to Česky Krumlov, the village and Castle that inspired Franz Kafka to write : The Castle. The book is amazing and I highly recommend anything by Kafka!

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IvanPonyrov
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Mehso-so

This novel never seemed to come together the way The Trial and The Metamorphosis did. I was ultimately a little disappointed. Maybe it was just the translation.

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Jackiejacks
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The Trial...check! Metamorphosis...check! Amerika...check! #nowreading The Castle. In honour of Kafka's birthday month (I believe).

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bookloversnevergotobedalone
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Book haul from book sale

Ais Empire falls is an amazing book! 4y
Bookgirl Loved Empire Falls 4y
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