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Like so many Europeans, Kafka dreamed of America, of the land of skyscrapers and opportunity. Amerika is his dream, a strange blend of fantasy and realism. Its hero is Karl Rossmann, a young immigrant who comes to New York to seek his fortune. He has no sooner landed than his troubles begin, a series of misadventures, some comic, some pathetic, all mysterious, which suggest the riddles of our own dreams or subconscious fears.