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Das SchloßRelentless unavailing struggle with an inscrutable authority in order to gain access to the Castle Scrupulously following the fluidity and breathlessness of the spa. Honestly I uitIt was too how do I say itKafkaesue But am I greater than the writer himself No Kafka uit too and just as mid sentence as I only later in the text Evidently he died of tedium Thank goodness I stopped before Kafka's work killed me tooI was not enriched by the petty suabbles of German Czech villagers and the gyrating evasions of bureaucrats worshiped in detail by said suabbling villagers I didn't like the protagonist; I couldn't even admire K for not liking KselfI think at the time and place of its writing it was somehow valuable to use The Castle pointing out in surrealism the satirible ualities of the bureaucracy and peasantryThe value The Castle has to offer here and now is not worth the attention reuired to read it Kafka is upside down in his book

Franz Kafka â 2 Review

Translated and with a preface by Mark HarmanLeft unfinished by Kafka in and not published until two years after his death The Castle is the haunting tale of K’s. I have loved this superb novel for a very very long time Perhaps you too have shrouded yourself in the endless folds of its inner mystery and adventure and lost yourself within itBut WHY does it always seem to us so frustrating So unsatisfying in the end Is it because the Land Surveyor never gets to his CastleWell maybe there’s a DEEPER reason why he never arrives something endemic to the functioning or malfunctioning of our ordinary mindsLet’s try to FIND OUT what it isNow some writers and Kafka is one of them seem to catch us unawares as if they’re calling out to us from a higher plane of existence Edwin Muir the Scottish expatriate poet who first ´discovered’ Kafka for us anglophones in the 1930’s was sure that the dear misunderstood Franzel had an armlock on some Hidden TruthBut what if this key to Kafka is that he was caught in the complex to and fro ing of Hegel’s Contrite Consciousness the tempestuous Ethical Plane of existence according to Kierkegaard And what happens when the human mind morphs from the everyday sphere of living for the day to a scary Moral SphereIt can be like Freud’s The Schreber Case After all there’s no justification for moral judgements in an amoral world is there So we’re automatically viewed as a stranger Once you take sides Sonny you’re on your own The mind tends to play tricks on us at that pointAnd once challenged and stopped dead in its tracks the mind starts to replay its key judgements and obsessions ad infinitum as Kafka does here almost in anticipation of Freud’s example Schreber but only neurotically and not psychoticallyBut hey you rise above the herd and it ain’t gonna be easy Let me put it from another angle did Frodo chicken out from his uest Not on your life Though like us he retreated to the false comfort of his Ring now and then and paid for it heavilyJust as Kafka and Schreber take comfort in their obsessive disorders Though Frodo’s fix is a VERY dangerous narcissism PowerBut Kafka IS calling us from a higher plane because the Castle itself is theologically symbolic of a Higher RealityJust as Mordor is the hobbits’ Armageddon and Gandalf is their Guardian Angel along with the elfin folkEven though that wonderful symbolic reality has now become shadowy and ungrounded in the crass garish light of the daily news and though heads of state now seem utterly self seeking making our Land Surveyor’s reasoning utterly nonsensical to them we now all have to live in an Upside Down Kingdom the postmodern mindsetThat’s a fact of our lives for us modern ethically minded seekers for we uixotes are now hopelessly pitted against powerful electronic windmillsOkay then Had Kafka lived longer would he have written in a HAPPY ENDING for the poor Land Surveyor Would he have entered the Castle finallyI think soBecause all it takes is that one unforgettable moment when at the end of all our wanderings we hear the magical voice of the “Woodthrush calling through the Fog”That moment when it finally dawns on us that there’s a much BIGGER story going on here than our own tiny story of dazed frustration as we trudge endlessly with the Land Surveyor through the snowdrifts of an Eastern European villageLike in Kafka’s AmerikaThe bigger story of RedemptionFor it’s not about us It’s about something BiggerKafka made this clear in a short story called Before the Law only once surreptitiously published in his lifetime In Before the Law a man ceases to believe because he can’t even believe in the Law So if he can’t believe in the Gospel he loses the right to enter through the Gate of HeavenSo the man always starts again And TRIES again And continually starts again at the beginning simply because he now no longer believesWhen it’s time for him to die the Gate is Closed WhyBecause he has given up trying believing AND BEGINNING AGAIN And accepting the Law as absurdly God’s willIn Amerika though Kafka comes to see that Salvation is a Free GiftAnd it’s only because he has given up hope completely that the Gate the Castle or the Gift of Grace of the Law is Now closed to himUntil he starts over but NOW it’s too lateOr WOULD be too late WITHOUT GRACEOr without the LAWFor to Kafka himself at the end Grace now ABOUNDEDHe now had kept his part of the bargain always trying unlike the Land Surveyor no matter how hard it became to believe and BITE THE BULLET OF THE HARD AND FAST TRUTH of the LAWAND SO THE CASTLE GATES SWUNG OPEN

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Read ¾ Das Schloß 102 ´ ➺ [Download] ➶ Das Schloß By Franz Kafka ➻ – Horticulturetrader.co.uk Translated and with a preface by Mark HarmanLeft unfinished by Kafka in 1922 and not published until 1926 two years after his death The Castle is the haunting tale of K’s relentless unavailing strug Translated and with a preface by MaRsely punctuated original manuscript Mark Harman’s new translation reveals levels of comedy energy and visual power previously unknown to English language readers. What a crying shame Kafka never got to finish what probably would have been his finest achievement Certainly on an emotional level anyway Kafka had a greater poignancy and a deeper feeling for his characters in The Castle when compared to the other works of his I have read so it was extremely frustrating for this book to end right in mid sentence DamnI knew it was going to happen but how can one truly prepare one's self for a novel without an ending Parts of me felt like it would have been better not reading it at all to spare the pain of getting to the final few words and screaming to the heavens NO The three star rating reflects on the way it made me feel at the end or non end in this caserather than what went before which was mostly great What was to become of K I can only guess how things would have gone and haven't a clue just how much Kafka planned to write to get to his finale So if there are any of my fine and helpful GR brothers and sisters who are well knowledged when it comes to The Castle and have any ideas then I'd love to know I'm now off to drown my Kafka sorrows with a cocktail or two