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Kafka: The Castle
    #4615015 - 09/03/05 02:18 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Finished reading this a few days ago. Quite worth the effort I must say. The writing is very energetic considering the entire book is basically one long paragraph.

Anyone else read this?

I feel this is the appropriate forum because Kafka is often associated with existentialism, which is a philosophy.


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Re: Kafka: The Castle [Re: it stars saddam]
    #4615493 - 09/03/05 06:36 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I'll check it out. They only Kafka work I've read so far is the short story, The Metamorphosis, which I loved completely.


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Re: Kafka: The Castle [Re: Jaimie]
    #4616283 - 09/03/05 02:19 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I love this book.

The point that the book makes is acted out by the actions of the reader. Fantastically clever.


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Re: Kafka: The Castle [Re: Oakbear]
    #4616652 - 09/03/05 04:29 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I felt that the fact that it was unfinished contributed to the absurdist feel of the whole thing.


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Re: Kafka: The Castle [Re: it stars saddam]
    #4618618 - 09/04/05 04:53 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Absolutely.

WARNING - The next part contains spoilers!






The main character struggles relentlessly and gets nowhere in a never-ending, pointless, and incomprehensible world.
The reader does the same.

When i finished it i couldn't help thinking 'Kafka you clever little fucker, you got me!'.


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