By Franz Kafka
"In the Penal Colony" ("In der Strafkolonie") (also translated as "In the Penal Settlement") is a brief tale by means of Franz Kafka written in German in October 1914, revised in November 1918, and primary released in October 1919. the tale is determined in an unnamed penal colony. inner clues and the atmosphere on an island recommend Octave Mirbeau's The Torture backyard as an influence.As in a few of Kafka's different writings, the narrator during this tale turns out indifferent from, or maybe numbed through, occasions that one would typically anticipate to be registered with horror. within the Penal Colony describes the final use of an intricate torture and execution equipment that carves the sentence of the condemned prisoner on his epidermis earlier than letting him die, all during twelve hours. because the plot unfolds, the reader learns progressively more in regards to the computer, together with its beginning and unique justification.
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In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka