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April Books 10) The Great Wall of China, by Franz Kafka

One of the Penguin Pockets series, a short set of very short stories, any one of which you would probably identify without much difficulty as by Kafka, with his trademark misanthropy and paranoia. The title piece is ostensibly about China but I suspect much more about the pointlessness of late Habsburg bureaucracy in the name of national defence. One or two of the others seemed to be dreams/nightmares written down, often a tricky endeavour but one which Kafka executes well. I think I would recommend getting the Complete Stories rather than this, but it is all good stuff.
Tags: bookblog 2012, writer: franz kafka
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