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  • Published: 21 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241399439
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99

K.




A singular journey through the visionary world of Kafka and its captivating mysteries, now in Penguin Modern Classics.

What are Kafka's stories about? Are they dreams? Allegories? Symbols? Things that happen every day? But where and when?

In this remarkable book, Roberto Calasso sets out not to dispel the mystery but to let it be illuminated by its own light. With his unique vision, imagination, and intellectual acumen, Calasso attempts to enter the flow, the tortuous movement, the physiology of the stories to discover what they are meant to signify and to delve into the most basic question: Who is K.?

  • Pub date: 21 July 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241399439
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Roberto Calasso

Born in Florence, Roberto Calasso lives in Milan, where he is publisher of Adelphi. He is the author of The Ruin of Kasch, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony, which was the winner of the Prix Veillon and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, Literature and the Gods, Ka and K.

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