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America | Franz Kafka
The story of Karl Rossman who, after an embarrassing sexual misadventure with a servant girl, is banished to America by his parents. Expected to redeem himself in the magical land of opportunity, he instead gets swept up in a whirlwind of strange escapades and dizzying adventures.
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Bookwomble
America | Franz Kafka
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I was struck by this cover to Kafka's "America" and had to buy it! Now I have another interesting artist to explore - the painting is by Paul Kelpe, "Abstract No. 2", 1935.

saresmoore The art really is striking. 1y
Leftcoastzen That is an amazing cover. 1y
GhostStories Love the cover! 1y
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DivineDiana I could stare at that cover for a long time! 1y
Bookwomble @saresmoore @Leftcoastzen @GhostStories @DivineDiana I hadn't come across Kelpe's work before, but having searched his paintings on the interwebs, find he created some powerful stuff. His self portrait is incredible: http://www.chicagomodern.org/images/art/Paul-Kelpe-resized.jpg 1y
DivineDiana It certainly is!!! 1y
GhostStories It is!! I love it. 1y
Bookwomble @GhostStories It's my new phone wallpaper 😊 1y
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Astroneman
Amerika | Franz Kafka
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CoffeeNBooks I really like Kafka, but I haven't read this one yet. I have a copy of it and it's on my TBR list. 2y
Astroneman It's uncomplete, but it is an interesting point of view about the eurpean immigration in Usa @CoffeeNBooks 2y
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Astroneman
Amerika | Franz Kafka

"The first day they travelled through high mountains. Piles of bluish black stones descended to pointed cones up to the train..."
#litsy #book #litsybook #kafka #amerika #booklover #leggere #toread

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Joshva
Amerika | Franz Kafka
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So then you‘re free?‘
‘Yes, I‘m free,‘ said Karl, and nothing seemed more worthless than his freedom.

#Books_that_made_an_impact

Joshva Don't worry joshua, somebody will follow you someday... 2y
Joshva But I don't care. I do it for my own happiness. 2y
Joshva You are lying. You feel like you are already orphaned by your own choices. 2y
Joshva Why is it always my excercision of choice is my circumcision of thoughts? 2y
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andrew61
America | Franz Kafka
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#NUYear #America
Ive gone for the very obvious from the days when I devoured the genius of kafka. Like a character from one of his books ive forgotten the plot but im sat watching a bbc panorama on Trump wondering what he would have written today.
Anyway i am inspired to reread this soon.

TrishB Good pick 👍🏻 2y
Leftcoastzen Really like that cover. 2y
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Stshsbookcorner
Amerika | Franz Kafka
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This is the first and (unfortunately) unfinished Kafka's novel about Karl Rossman, who is banshed from his family home and tries to find his way in the Land of the opportunity. But this is Kafka, so everything goes wrong for Karl and his adventures endured many misfortunes. Great read for Kafka's lovers, in which you can easily see how the ideas and atmosphere, he is known for, were born and shaped into his later works.

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OSChamberlain
Amerika | Franz Kafka
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Love this new Young the Giant album to pieces. The entire album deals with immigration and the first track, Amerika, is based on the Kafka novel of the same name!

Robothugs I just listened to this last night and I am in love with it as well! I didn't realize the first track was... Gonna have to check out the novel now! 3y
OSChamberlain @Robothugs same here! I didn't know about the novel until I saw them post on their Instagram when this song first came out and said that it was inspired by the book, which is apparently unfinished... 3y
Robothugs Well that's disappointing (about the novel)... I love the song & album - it's a bit of a departure from the sound of their first, but it's one of the few times I can say I love the outcome of it. 3y
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todd
America | Franz Kafka
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#AugustPhotoChallenge - Alvin Lustig is one of my favorites when it comes to minimalistic cover design. #minimalisticcovers @TheSpinecrackersBookClub

TheSpinecrackersBookClub All of these are so pretty! 3y
RealLifeReading Wow. Nice! 3y
Mayread Well played. 3y
todd @TheSpinecrackersBookClub - I love this challenge! Well done. 3y
TheSpinecrackersBookClub @todd thanks so much!! If it's a hit we should maybe do it next month again. 3y
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