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December 21, 2023
Mark Harman is Professor of English and Modern Languages at Elizabethtown College. The paperback edition of his translation of Franz Kafka’s Amerika: The Missing Person appeared in August. (September 2011)
Kafka’s ‘A Message from the Emperor’: A New Translation
September 29, 2011 issue
Kafka’s Message from the Emperor
Hauntingly oblique, the story weaves together child-like hopefulness and stoical resignation, metaphysical yearning and psychological insight, a seemingly Chinese tale and covert Jewish themes.
July 1, 2011
Kafka’s Unreliable Friend
October 23, 2008 issue
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