Birth date: May 15, 1887
Died: January 03, 1959
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I blundered. I suspect I wouldn't have been in love with this anyway, but I can't blame my feelings exclusively on 'The Trial'. I blame technology.Instead of sticking with the physical copy I own - the 'definitive edition' translated by Willa and Edwin Muir that includes unfinished chapters and reda...
"Like a dog." Excuse me while I have a week or two trying to come up with something to say about this beyond long winded, nightmarish, horrifically brilliant.
Kafka's works all read like parables, but what if anything they are parables of is obscure. The typical Kafka tropes are here. The dreamlike matter-of-factness of the surreal, the arcane bureaucracy, the continual circling of a goal that never comes any closer and whose purpose is obscure. There...
The only trial was in reading this. Considering the author begged his friend to heat a room with the original manuscript should tell you something. Gives new meaning to the word tedious.
Before you read my old initial review here's a summary that has been distilled over time in my mind: Franz Kafka was a true genius. What is this sign of genius? When you can write a classic novel that wasn't even properly completed. I read The Trial to give myself a better perspective on Kafka's wri...