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AMERICA. Translated from the German by Edwin and Willa Muir.
London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1938. First edition in English. The English poet Roy Fuller's copy, with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper. 8vo, original red cloth lettered in black on spine. xii, 300 +(4) ads. A very nice copy with only some minor shelf wear to the spine ends. About this scarce and important book: "Kafka's main figures are not mere individuals; they are images of man in conflict with fate.... In this work, the author's imagination was unusually objective, in spite of its fantastic strangeness; in the work of no other modern writer is there a more circumstantial and just description of the human situation. The book has an atmosphere of freedom as compared to The Trial or The Castle. The protagonist's freedom is fortuitous and wild, filled with traps. The theme is chosen for Kafka by experiences deeply affecting him. But the extraordinary thing in Kafka was the profundity with which he grasped the experience and worked it out in universal terms, until it became a description of human destiny in general, into which countless meanings, could be read.
      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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