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Title: Die Abweisung Title Record # 1820572
Author: Franz Kafka
Date: 1936-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: German
Note: Likely written in the late autumn 1920, according to Malcolm Pasley. DON'T MERGE with the title published in 1908, both stories are completely different. Metaphorizes the misuse of power.
Synopsis: The story describes a city, its government & the soldiers that enforce tax-collection and how they appear inhuman to the public. Appeals for government aid are always refused.
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Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1936 Die Abweisung [II]
Year Language Title
1958Translated by Tania Stern and James Stern
English The Refusal
2003Translated by José Rafael Hernández Arias.
Spanish Nuestra pequeña ciudad ...

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
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Description of a Struggle 1958-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books      
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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Parables and Paradoxes / Parabeln und Paradoxe 1961-00-00 Franz Kafka Schocken Books sb 12 $1.45 190
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 Continental Short Story: An Existential Approach 1969-00-00 ed. Theodora L. West Odyssey Press     x+
483
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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Sämtliche Erzählungen 1970-01-00 Franz Kafka Fischer Bücherei (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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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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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.
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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
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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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