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The Castle

The Castle

By Franz Kafka
Adapted by David Zane Mairowitz

"Engrossing and fascinating, both in Mairowitz's adapted prose and Jaromír 99's art. While some may find a 'comic book' adaptation of the last unfinished work of one of the 20th century's most esteemed authors to be something of an anathema, this is no more so than any other adaptation and is, in fact, much less so because of the skill of the writing and the art."—Pop Matters

"Brilliantly conjures the atmosphere of Kafka's last, unfinished novel."—Financial Times

The protagonist of this Kafka classic, K., finds himself in a faraway, snow-covered village with a castle looming above. The inhabitants of the mysterious castle are also the strict officials who govern the village. When K. tries to reach out to the officials, he gets himself into a complex misunderstanding over the contradictory rules and regulations that dictate the daily life of the villagers. The Castle explores the conflicting tension of power between individuals—represented by K.—and the authorities—the officials in the castle.

Paperback
144 pages
SelfMadeHero, 2013 
Originally Published in 1926
6.5 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches
ISBN 9781906838676
Graphic Novel

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