A stirring, singular work, now restored to its original beauty.

—John Ashbery

Amerika

Fiction by Franz Kafka

Translated by Michael Hofmann

Karl Rossman, “a poor boy of seventeen,” has been sent away to America by his parents for his part in a scandal, and his travels unfold revelations about himself and his dreams. This is a new world where the Statue of Liberty holds aloft a sword rather than a torch, swindlers abound, and a bridge connects Boston to New York City.

The San Francisco Chronicle said Hofmann’s “sleek translation does a wonderful job” and The New York Times concurred: “Anything by Kafka is worth reading again, especially in the hands of such a gifted translator as Hofmann.”

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Paperback (published May 1, 2004)

ISBN
9780811215695
Price US
13.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
240

A stirring, singular work, now restored to its original beauty.

—John Ashbery

Michael Hofmann’s magnificent new translation restores its rightful place as one of Kafka’s most delightful and most memorable works.

—Charles Simic