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Title: Der Steuermann Title Record # 1614583
Author: Franz Kafka
Date: 1936-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: German
Synopsis: Wikipedia: The story begins with a struggle between the helmsman, who narrates, and a stranger who refuses to accept his position, takes over the helm and drives the narrator away. The helmsman goes to his shipmates to complain and get their help, but, although they agree that he is the true helmsman, they seem to be hypnotized by the stranger, and do nothing to drive him away. When the stranger tells them not to disturb him, they withdraw, leaving the narrator to wonder, "What kind of people are these? Do they ever think, or do they only shuffle pointlessly over the earth?"
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Translations
Year Language Title
1958Translated by Tania Stern and James Stern.
English The Helmsman
2003Translated by José Rafael Hernández Arias.
Spanish El piloto

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Beschreibung eines Kampfes: Novellen • Skizzen • Aphorismen: Aus dem Nachlaß 1936-00-00 Franz Kafka Mercy (Franz Kafka: Gesammelte Schriften #5)   RM 4.50 319
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Beschreibung eines Kampfes: Novellen, Skizzen, Aphorismen: Aus dem Nachlaß 1946-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books (Franz Kafka: Gesammelte Schriften #5)     336
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Beschreibung eines Kampfes: Novellen • Skizzen • Aphorismen: Aus dem Nachlaß 1954-00-00 Franz Kafka S. Fischer (Franz Kafka: Gesammelte Werke)   DM 15.80 355
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Description of a Struggle 1958-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books      
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Sämtliche Erzählungen 1970-01-00 Franz Kafka
Fischer Bücherei?Fischer Buecherei
(Fischer Bücherei #1078)
1078 DM 5.80 406
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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The Complete Stories 1971-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books 0-8052-3419-5   486
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Shorter Works, Volume 1 1973-00-00 Franz Kafka Secker & Warburg      
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
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Sämtliche Erzählungen 1973-00-00 Franz Kafka Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Taschenbücher #1078) 3-436-01062-6 DM 5.80 406
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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Haunts! Haunts! Haunts! 1977-00-00 ed. Helen Hoke Franklin Watts 0-531-00098-2   191
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Spectres, Spooks and Shuddery Shades 1977-00-00 ed. Helen Hoke Franklin Watts 0-85166-620-5 £3.50 191
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Beschreibung eines Kampfes: Novellen • Skizzen • Aphorismen: Aus dem Nachlaß 1980-04-00 Franz Kafka Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Taschenbücher #2066) 3-596-22066-1 DM 6.80 280
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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Beschreibung eines Kampfes: Novellen • Skizzen • Aphorismen: Aus dem Nachlaß 1980-08-00 Franz Kafka Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Taschenbücher #2066) 3-596-22066-1 DM 6.80 280
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
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The Complete Stories 1983-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books 0-8052-3863-8 $22.50 xxi+
486
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The Great Wall of China and Other Short Works 1991-00-00 Franz Kafka Penguin Books      
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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Collected Stories 1993-09-16 Franz Kafka Everyman's Library 1-85715-145-3   503
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Sämtliche Erzählungen 1994-01-00 Franz Kafka Fischer Taschenbuch (Fischer Taschenbücher #1078) 3-596-21078-X DM 14.90 406
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Franz Kafka Checkmark
The Complete Stories 1995-10-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books (Schocken Kafka Library) 0-8052-1055-5 $15.00 xxi+
486
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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The Great Wall of China and Other Short Works 2002-00-00 Franz Kafka Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics)      
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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The Great Wall of China and Other Short Works 2002-00-00 Franz Kafka Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics)      
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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The Complete Short Stories 2005-00-00 Franz Kafka Vintage (UK) (Vintage Classics) 978-0-7493-9946-7 £9.99 vii+
486
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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The Great Wall of China and Other Short Works 2007-01-25 Franz Kafka Penguin Books 978-0-14-191358-2 £8.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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The Complete Stories 2012-10-24 Franz Kafka Schocken Books 978-0-307-82945-0 $12.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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Cuentos completos (Textos originales) 2014-10-00 Franz Kafka Valdemar (El Club Diógenes #204) 978-84-7702-672-3 / CD-204   662
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Collected Stories 2015-01-28 Franz Kafka Everyman's Library 978-0-375-71269-2 $12.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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The Great Wall of China and Other Short Works date unknown Franz Kafka Penguin Books (Penguin Modern Classics) 978-0-14-118646-7 £12.99 xvii+
218
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
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Collected Stories date unknown Franz Kafka Alfred A. Knopf 978-0-679-42303-4    
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
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