|Amerika (1927) [Novel]|
by Franz Kafka
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(From the publisher):
Kafka's first and funniest novel, Amerika tells the story of the young immigrant Karl Rossmann who, after an embarrassing sexual misadventure, finds himself "packed off to America" by his parents. Expected to redeem himself in this magical land of opportunity, young Karl is swept up instead in a whirlwind of dizzying reversals, strange escapades, and picaresque adventures. Although Kafka never visited America, images of its vast landscape, dangers, and opportunities inspired this saga of the "golden land."
Original title: Der Verschollene / Amerika
Alternative titles: Amerika: The Man Who Disappeared
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ethnic And Multicultural→ Immigrant
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics