El castillo

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Cátedra, 1998 - Fiction - 458 pages
El castillo relata la historia de un agrimensor que acude a la llamada de un pueblo adscrito a un castillo para que realice trabajos profesionales. Para ello abandona su patria, su trabajo y su familia. Cuando llega alli, le hacen saber que no hace ninguna falta, se siente marginado de la comunidad desde el primer momento y comienza su lucha a ciegas por conseguir una entrevista con la administracion, que habita en el castillo. Pero su lucha fracasara, puesto que a su alrededor se cierran todas las puertas.

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About the author (1998)

Franz Kafka was born to middle-class Jewish parents in Prague, Czechoslovakia on July 3, 1883. He received a law degree at the University of Prague. After performing an obligatory year of unpaid service as law clerk for the civil and criminal courts, he obtained a position in the workman's compensation division of the Austrian government. Always neurotic, insecure, and filled with a sense of inadequacy, his writing is a search for personal fulfillment and understanding. He wrote very slowly and deliberately, publishing very little in his lifetime. At his death he asked a close friend to burn his remaining manuscripts, but the friend refused the request. Instead the friend arranged for publication Kafka's longer stories, which have since brought him worldwide fame and have influenced many contemporary writers. His works include The Metamorphosis, The Castle, The Trial, and Amerika. He died from starvation due tuberculosis to on June 3, 1924 at the age of 40.

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