Amerika Author:Franz Kafka Amerika is unique in being Kafka's only novel in a comic vein. Like so many Europeans, Kafka dreamed of America, of the land of skyscrapers and opportunity. Amerika is his dream, a strange blend of fantasy and realism. Its hero is Karl Rossmann, a young immigrant who comes to New York to seek his fortune. He has no sooner landed than his trouble... more »s begin, a series of misadventures, some comic, some pathetic, all mysterious, which suggest the riddles of our own dreams or subconscious fears.
Klaus Mann has contributed an informative introduction which tells us something about Kafka's life and background, and relates Amerika to his other masterworks, The Castle and The Trial. With drawings by Emlen Etting.« less