New York State Writer's Institute.
A 1941 edition, including a homage by Thomas Mann, spurred a surge in Kafka's popularity in the United States during the late 1940s.
Recounted in flashback are the romantic perils of Mathieu, a middle-aged French sophisticate as he falls for his nineteen-year-old former chambermaid Conchita.
He was deeply fascinated by the Jews of Eastern Europe, who he thought possessed an intensity of spiritual life that was absent from Jews in the West.
Sandbank argues that despite Kafka's pervasiveness, his enigmatic style has yet to be emulated.
Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press.
Description: These are hidden from the individual but control the lives of the people, who are innocent victims of systems beyond their control.