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The Trial - Franz Kafka, Ritchie Robertson, Mike Mitchell
The Trial
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One of the great works of the twentieth century, Kafka's The Trial has been read as a study of political power, a pessimistic religious parable, or a crime novel where the accused man is himself the problem. In it, a man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is... show more
One of the great works of the twentieth century, Kafka's The Trial has been read as a study of political power, a pessimistic religious parable, or a crime novel where the accused man is himself the problem. In it, a man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained. Faced with this ambiguous but threatening situation, Josef K. gradually succumbs to its psychological pressure. One of the iconic figures of modern world literature, Kafka writes about universal problems of guilt, responsibility, and freedom. He offers no solutions, but provokes his readers to arrive at meanings of their own. Mike Mitchell's translation captures Kafka's distinctive style. Based on the best available German text, it includes not only the main text but the chapters Kafka left incomplete. In his Introduction, Ritchie Robertson considers the many puzzles in the novel and the different interpretations to which the novel has been subjected. The book also includes a Biographical Preface, an up-to-date bibliography, and a chronology of Kafka's life.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780199238293 (0199238294)
ASIN: 199238294
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Hagime
Hagime rated it
4.5 "Proces" - Franz Kafka
„ - Jak wyobrażasz sobie koniec? – spytał duchowny. - Przedtem myślałem, że wszystko musi się dobrze skończyć – rzekł K. – Teraz sam w to nieraz wątpię. Nie wiem jak to się skończy (…)” To bardzo dobrze, że „Proces” jest lekturą szkolną choć mam wrażenie, że chodzi tu o podkreślenie niewątpliwego ...
A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it
3.0 The Trial
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...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.0
"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.
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it
4.0 The Trial by Franz Kafka
The moon has nothing on OCD, which is a much harsher mistress. And I'm merely OCD-like in certain respects; I can't imagine the horrors of actually having the disorder. I've got a thing about completeness. Had I known that The Trial was not a novel but, significantly, an unfinished novel before I st...
Dantastic Book Reviews
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4.0 The Trial
On his thirtieth birthday, bank employee Josef K. is arrested for an unknown crime and prosecuted on certain Sundays by an unknown agency.Yeah, that's a pretty vague teaser but how else do you drag someone into The Trial?On the surface, The Trial is an absurd legal drama that nicely illustrates how ...
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