Note This Is Not The Novel By Franz Kafka For The Novel See The Castle


10 thoughts on “Franz Kafkas The Castle

  1. Trevor Trevor says:

    There is a lot of talk about Kafka and nightmares and with good reason However, his nightmares are never quite what you might expect expectations are always a problem when reading Kafka, firsst they get in the way and then they get dashed In Metamorphosis there is the yuck factor of the main character becoming an insect but that is hardly the nightmare of that book In The Trial the point is in being accused of something, but never being told what it is you have been accused of, but There is a lot of talk about Kafka and nightmares and with good reason However, his nightmares are never quite what you might expect expectations are always a problem when reading Kafka, firsst they get in the way and then they get dashed In Metamorphosis there is the yuck factor of the main character becoming an insect but that is hardly the nightmare of that book In The Trial the point is in being accused of something, but never being told what it is you have been accused of, but still needing to defend yourself in some way all the same The Castle is evenof a nightmare again This book was never finished and the versi...


  2. Lasse Lasse says:

    The Castle was the first book by Kafka I read It was winter at that time and I had a fever, two aspects that certainly intensified this unique reading experience The book puzzled me a lot back then and it kept me thinking and I tried to solve the mystery surrounding it Much has been said about the symbolism in the book the castle and its complex system of clerks and competences, is often seen as a symbol of the horror of modern bureaucracy, K, the lonely antagonist, stands for the struggle The Castle was the first book by Kafka I read It was winter at that time and I had a fever, two aspects that certainly intensified this unique reading experience The book puzzled m...


  3. Cecily Cecily says:

    An extraordinary combination of beauty and subtle, paranoid horror growing inured to disappointment Who else can make snow sinister scary perhaps, but surely not sinister It ends in the middle of a sentence,tantalisingly still, it ends with a mysterious old woman just about to say something Very apt for a tale of layers of secrecy and never ending frustration It can be interpreted as an allegory for Jewish alienation and or as a semi autobiographical rendition of his relationsh An extraordinary combination of beauty and subtle, paranoid horror growing inured to disappointment Who else can make snow sinister scary perhaps, but surely n...


  4. Raven Raven says:

    I feel like I ve been reading this book for 6 months when in actual fact it has been just under a month and after much struggling and determination I just can t keep reading it any and yet a part of me wants to keep reading it even though it s a torment I feel as though if I stop reading I m letting myself down and missing something Perhaps it s because I want to know what s so good about Kafka Why do I always seem to hear Kafka praised and nothing badly said about his writing I have no I feel like I ve been reading this book for 6 months when in actual fact it has been just under a month and after much struggling and determination I just can t keep reading it any and yet a part of me wants to keep reading it even though it s a torment I feel as though if I stop reading I m letting myself down and missing something Perhaps it s because I want to know what s so good about Kafka Why do I always seem to hear Kafka praised and nothing badly said about his writing I have no idea, especially after read...


  5. Eddie Watkins Eddie Watkins says:

    This is my favorite book that I ve never actually finished But then Kafka never finished it either.


  6. Wyatt Wyatt says:

    Kafka is a hell of a humorist, morbid as he is The overarching irony in reading The Castle, is that we remain excluded from the castle The characters that Kay the protagonist encounters are constantly supporting or denouncing one another, vying for plebian positions in the village of an unnamed, backwards European country The rules of etiquette and means by which one gains distinction there are ever changing Somewhere nearby looms the castle whose inner workings are unclear and whose overa Kafka is a hell of a humorist, morbid as he is The overarching irony in reading The Castle, is that we remain excluded from the castle The characters that Kay the protagonist encounters are consta...


  7. Anna Savage Anna Savage says:

    On the one hand, this is a book I cannot praise enough I recommend that everyone who hasn t should read it immediately It s one of those books that reminds you what fiction can be and can mean It s the first book that I ve read through twice in a row since Infinite Jest On the other hand, I have to warn anyone who intends to read it that it s likely to drive you insane The story makes your brain itch If I had to describe it in one word I d go with tantalizing And that might be okay if Kaf On the one hand, this is a book I cannot praise enough I recommend that everyone who hasn t should read it immediately It s one of those books that reminds you what fiction can be and can mean It s the first book that I ve read through twice in a row since Infinite Jest On the other hand, I have to warn anyone who intends to read it that it s likely to drive you insane The story makes your brain itch If I had to describe it in one word I d go with tantalizing And that might be okay if Kafka had finished the thing But it s only a fragment of what would have been a much larger entity, ending mid story, mid narrative, mid sentence You are left with the sense that it was heading somewhere life altering, that all the intriguing seeds planted throughout were about to blossom simultaneously, but that you will never, ever get to see that harvest I read it the second time in hopes of gleaning somethingfrom the parts of the stor...


  8. Todd Martin Todd Martin says:

    Reading Kafka s The Castle is like being trapped inside the head of a mental patient It s irrational, stifling, claustrophobic, and filled with the sound of an unrelenting inner monologue that is helplessly compelled to analyze even the minutest occurrence for significance The voice is ponderous, implacable and unremitting in its droning monotony I almost agree with the author himself who requested the manuscript to be burned upon his death.There was, however, one glimmer of an interesting Reading Kafka s The Castle is like being trapped inside the head of a mental patient It s irrational, stifling, claustrophobic, and filled with the sound of an unrelenting inner monologue that is helplessly compelled to analyze even the minutest occurrence for significance The voice is ponderous, implacable and unremitting in its droning monotony I almost agree with the author himself who requested the manuscript to be burned upon his death.There was, however, one glimmer of an interesting thread in which the character Olga recounts ...


  9. Barnaby Hazen Barnaby Hazen says:

    He said it wasn t finished, but Kafka s self doubt was chronic a mental illness after all The picture Kafka paints is a curiously amusing inconvenience, turned Sisyphean nightmare a man s professional and personal spiral around an unmajestic building representing the constructs of meaninglessness and absurdity He could ve stopped anywhere, at a short story or a novella, and the story would have held profound meaning to me personally but as the perfectly unresolved novel that it is, I am gra He said it wasn t ...


  10. Ivona Svetaljski Ivona Svetaljski says:

    Tako je opet po ao dalje, ali to je bio dug put Ulica, to jest ova glavna seoska ulica, nije vodila na brijeg, nego samo u blizinu brijega, a onda je kao namjerno vijugala i premda se nije udaljavala od dvorca, nije mu se ni pribli avala K je stalno o ekivao da ulica skrene prema dvorcu i kako je to o ekivao, i ao je dalje O igledno, onako umoran on se nije usu ivao napustiti ulicu, a i udio se du ini sela, koje kao da je bilo bez kraja, stalno iznova ku erci sa zale enim prozorskim oknima Tako je opet po ao dalje, ali to je bio dug put Ulica, to jest ova glavna seoska ulica, nije vodila na brijeg, nego samo u blizinu brijega, a onda je kao namjerno vijugala i premda se nije udaljavala od dvorca, nije mu se ni pribli avala K je stalno o ekivao da ulica skrene prema dvorcu i kako je to o ekivao, i ao je dalje O ...