The Castle

Franz Kafka (Author) Allan Corduner (Read by)


A land-surveyor known only as K. arrives at a small village permanently covered in snow and dominated by a castle to which access seems permanently denied. K.'s attempts to discover why he has been called constantly run up against the peasant villagers, who are in thrall to the absurd bureaucracy that keeps the castle shut and the rigid hierarchy of power among the self-serving bureaucrats. But in this strange wilderness, there is passion, tenderness, and considerable humor. Darkly bizarre, this complex book was the last novel by one of the twentieth century's greatest and most influential writers.

Product Details

Publish Date
September 03, 2019
5.7 X 1.2 X 5.6 inches | 0.5 pounds
Compact Disc
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About the Author

Kafka left behind explicit instructions in the event of his death: every piece of writing is "to be burned unread". We can only imagine what the landscape of literature would look like today had they followed his request. He is now regarded as one of the most influential writers of the twentieth and twenty-first century, inspiring the likes of W. H. Auden, Vladimir Nabokov, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Albert Camus, J. M. Coetzee, José Saramago, J. D. Salinger, and Jean-Paul Sartre. It is rumoured that Kafka's lover also ignored his request, and secretly kept twenty notebooks and thirty-five letters. Scholars continue to search for them.
Allan Corduner starred as Sir Arthur Sullivan in Mike Leigh's Topsy Turvy. Other films include Moonlight Mile, The Green Zone, and Yentl. He has extensive theater credits on Broadway and in London's West End.