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The Muir translations refer to the Herrenhof Inn where the Harman translations translate this to the Gentleman’s Inn while kafia Bell translation calls it the Castle Inn. Numerous interpretations have been made with a variety of theological angles. Die Zeit in German. The castle’s occupants appear to be all adult men, and there is little reference to the castle other than to its bureaucratic functions.

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The book, to me, was difficult to read and very chaotic. A Secretary of a castle official, Friedrich. This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat A former barmaid at the Herrenhofwho is K. In the “Definitive” edition was published and included additional sections Brod had added to kwfka Schocken Definitive German edition. Retrieved 4 August Some critics note this as further evidence of the bias in the translation leaning toward a mystical interpretation.


About This is one of Kafka’s last works, which he started writing in and never finished. In German, “klamm” means “clammy” or “damp” and can designate a “gorge” or “ravine”.

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Brod heavily edited the work to ready it for publication. Offers to help K. Brod placed a strong religious significance to the symbolism of the castle. In it a protagonist known only as K.

Younger sister of Barnabas and Olga. Shortly after his arrival in the village, K.

By using this site, ksfka agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The edition, the current publication, contains a preface by Irving Howe. In Praguethe Clam-Gallas Palace is pronounced the same way and may have influenced Kafka to use this multiple meaning of the Clam-Klamm. He has at least two secretaries—Erlanger First Secretary and Momus.

In a review of the novel found in The GuardianWilliam Burrows disputes the claim that The Castle deals with bureaucracy, claiming that this view trivialises Kafka’s literary and artistic vision, while being “reductive”. The villagers hold the officials and the castle in high regard, even though they do not appear to know what the officials do.

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This would play heavily in the future of the translations and continues to be the center of discussion on the text. An Italian castle secretary of formidable abilities, though he is kept in the lowest position of all, he exhaustively manages any transactions at the castle for his department and is suspicious of any potential error.


When seeking shelter at the town inn, he claims to be a land surveyor summoned by the castle authorities.

But even in these analyses, the veiled references to more sensitive issues are pointed out. The protagonist of the story, recognized as a land surveyoremployed as the school janitor, and a stranger to the townspeople. Everyone appears to have an explanation for the officials’ actions, but they often contradict themselves and there is no attempt to hide the ambiguity.

A young gentleman, extremely good-looking, pale and reddish; handles all written work for and receives all petitions to Klamm. Past village cobbler and notable fireman. The castle is the ultimate bureaucracy with copious paperwork that the bureaucracy maintains is “flawless”. The latter declaration builds the importance of Hans, Otto’s son, in K.