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5 Jun 2013

Franz Kafka's The Castle by David Zane Mairowitz & Jaromír99

The protagonist, known simply as K., arrives in a mountain village buried under deep snow with a castle rising above it in a mist. Attempting to gain contact with the inhabitants of the castle and the village officials, K. repeatedly finds himself misinterpreting and breaking the confusing rules and regulations that dictate the villagers’ daily lives. Kafka’s atmospheric and brooding tale of extreme bureaucracy explores themes of solitude, isolation, loss and companionship, accompanied by a striking graphic style from a celebrated Czech artist Jaromír99.

by FRANZ KAFKA, for SelfMadeHero adapted by David Zane Mairowitz & Jaromír99

SelfMadeHero, June 2013


David Zane Mairowitz (b. 1943) is an author, playwright, radio director and translator. A professional freelance writer for 40 years, he has published numerous books, including Introducing Kafka (with Robert Crumb), Introducing Camus, and Wilhelm Reich for Beginners. His theatrical plays include a critically acclaimed version of Kafka’s The Trial. He previously adapted Dostoevesky’s Crime and Punishment and Kafka’s The Trial for SelfMadeHero

(b. 1963) is a Czech singer, songwriter, and artist who is best known for his work with Jaroslav Rudis on the comics trilogy Alois Nebel.  Alois Nebel was turned into an animated feature of the same title that premiered to great acclaim at the Venice Film Festival, and was selected as the Czech entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2011.

Original Author:
Franz Kafka (1883–1924) was a major fiction writer of the early 20th century. He was born in Prague, Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). Most of his work was published posthumously including The Castle, his final work, which was left unfinished at the time of his death. He is considered to be among the most influential writers in Western literature.


Wednesday 5 June 2013; 6.30 - 9.30 pm
Venue: Bar Prague, 6 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DA

RSVP essential to: sam@selfmadehero.com
0207 487 4395

Refreshments will be provided.

For a week following the book launch, Bar Prague will host an accompanying exhibition of the designes from the book by Czech artist Jaromír99.




5 Jun 2013


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