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The Great Wall Of China by Franz Kafka - Hardcover - 1960 - from Revue & Revalued Books  and

The Great Wall Of China : Stories And Reflections

by Franz Kafka

Condition: Fair/None

This book is in fair condition The binding is loose and there is a large amount of wear on the cover as well as stains on the cloth board. The previous owner's name is written on the front page.

The Great Wall of China
(German : Beim Bauder Chinesischen Mauer) is the first posthumous collection of short stories by Franz Kafka published in Germany in 1931. It was edited by Max Brod and Hans Joachim Schoeps and collected previously unpublished short stories, incomplete stories, fragments and aphorisms written by Kafka between 1917 and 1924. The first English translation by Willa and Edwin Muir was published by Martin Secker in 1933. The same translation was published in 1946 by Shocken Books.

Kafka tells the tale of one of the building overseers on the Great Wall of China. As he reflects on his work, his minor bit of authority, he recognizes his part in the system, and realizes the worth of his small bit of responsibility. He speculates and yet revels in his contented position of achieving a job well done.  

  • Bookseller: Revue & Revalued Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 54
  • Title: The Great Wall Of China
  • Author: Franz Kafka
  • Format/binding:The binding is starting to come loose, but the book is still in good shape.
  • Book condition: Used - Fair
  • Jacket condition: None
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Schoken Books
  • Place: New York, New York
  • Date published: 1960
  • Keywords: wall, china, classic, literature
  • Bookseller catalogs: Fiction; China;
  • Size: 4.5" 7.75"


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